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Recovery effort continues in Lake Michigan crash

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Authorities say the effort to recover the bodies of four people missing since a small plane plunged into Lake Michigan while flying a cancer patient to the Mayo Clinic is continuing.
    
Mason County Undersheriff Tom Trenner says recovery efforts resumed Sunday, with boats in the water and crews searching beaches between Ludington and Manistee.  They also were looking for signs of the plane.
    
Trenner says nothing new had been found as of early Sunday afternoon.  He says 8-foot waves made the search more difficult.
    
After combing the area for 27 hours, authorities abandoned hope Saturday of finding alive the four missing since the crash Friday several miles off the west Michigan coast.  The pilot was rescued.
    
The plane was flying to Minnesota from the central Michigan town of Alma.