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Search for Lake Huron object called off

MT. PLEASANT, MI (MPRN)— After just three days of searching for the airborne object shot down over Lake Huron last week, the Department of Defense suspended all recovery efforts.

That’s left the public with more questions than answers.

Pentagon officials say the object was shot down 15 nautical miles east of the Upper Peninsula and likely landed on the Canadian side of the lake.

In a statement, the U.S. Northern Command says they used airborne imagery and subsurface scans to try and locate the object.

John O’Shea is a professor of archeology at the University of Michigan and studies the bottom of Lake Huron. He says underwater autonomous vehicles can provide a detailed map of a square kilometer in a few hours, and the military should have some of the best equipment around.

“Their assets are way, way, way beyond anything we have. My guess is it's rather, they've decided it's not worth spending the time and effort to find it,” he says.

The Department of Defense and Coast Guard did not respond to multiple requests for comment.