Broward man killed after small plane crashes into Lake Okeechobee


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A Broward County man died Saturday morning when a small plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

Divers located the victim around 9:30 a.m., said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.

The man is in his 50s or 60s, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the crash. She said the office would not identify the man further until authorities notify his family.

Fire Rescue received a call shortly after 8 a.m. about a possible boating accident on the lake, about 200 yards west of the Pahokee Marina, Borroto said.

The aircraft appeared to be an amateur, experimental plane, Borroto said. Units from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also are on the scene.

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