Letter to the editor: Still waiting, still hopingEight weeks ago, my husband, Mike Bratlie, went missing in our light plane somewhere around Silver Bay.
By: Diane Bratlie, Lakeville, Lake County News Chronicle
Eight weeks ago, my husband, Mike Bratlie, went missing in our light plane somewhere around Silver Bay. Mike, a navy pilot, an Alaskan bush pilot and retired NWA captain, is also an avid outdoorsman, musician and artist.
Unfortunately, heroic efforts by the CAP, the Air Force and local law enforcement produced no trace of him or the plane.
Our family continues to hope that he is somewhere in the remote area around Two Harbors or Silver Bay or north. We miss him terribly.
With that in mind, I would like to ask anyone who is hiking, ATVing, fishing or just enjoying the beautiful Northwoods to be aware that Mike is still missing and please keep an eye out for any sign of him or the plane.
Thank you so much to all the people and organizations who aided in the search. Your kindness and generosity means more than I can say. And, thank you to all who are still praying for our family.
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