Man Dies After Plane Crashes In Lake Okeechobee

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — A man has died after a small plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee in South Florida.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1bgaYGt ) reports that authorities responded to call about a possible boating accident around 8 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived on scene they found what appeared to be an amateur, experimental plane.

Rescue divers found the victim in the water around 9:30 a.m. He was a white male between 50 and 60-years-old, police said.

CBS Miami (http://cbsloc.al/17bInl5 ) reports that the plane crashed about 200 yards from the Pahokee Marina. Authorities with the FAA and NTSB are investigating what led to the accident.

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