Aircraft goes down on Lake Okeechobee

Incident happened near the Pahokee marina

PAHOKEE, Fla. - Rescue divers have recovered the body of one person who was killed when an amateur experimental aircraft went down on Lake Okeechobee Saturday morning.

According to Captain Albert Borroto with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the incident happened just after 8 a.m. near the Pahokee Marina.

Borroto confirms only one person was on the aircraft when it went down.

Rescue units with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and t he Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are responding to the scene.

Stay tuned to for the latest information in this developing story.


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