A Coast Guard boat crew and a good Samaritan rescued three people from a plane crash, Wednesday.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. about 10 miles north of Florida Keys Marathon International Airport after a report of a downed Cessna 210 aircraft.
The rescued were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
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“Thank you to the good Samaritan for arriving on scene and recovering the three survivors,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Altieri, a duty watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Key West said. “Their quick response undoubtedly played a tremendous role in this rescue.”
A commercial company has been contracted to salvage the submerged aircraft.