This helicopter wreckage was loaded on a trailer hauled by Eagle Towing after it was recovered from an Oceana Co. swamp by White Lake Excavating. Photo from the Oceana Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Two companies with facilities in the White Lake Area combined operations to recover helicopter wreckage from a fatal crash in an isolated Oceana County swamp on Dec. 1.
Killed in the crash was 49-year-old Hart pilot Tom Slocum. A passenger, Matthew William, 28, also of Hart, was injured and was carried from the crash site near Walkerville. He was treated at a Grand Rapids hospital.
Hired by the Slocum family to recover the Bell helicopter, were White Lake Excavating in Whitehall Township and Eagle Towing which has a facility on Old 31 in Montague Township.
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