Coast Guard suspends search plane that fell in Florida with two people

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Coast Guard suspends search plane that fell in Florida with two people View of a boat of the United States Coast Guard. EFE / Archive

Miami, .- The Coast Guard suspended the search for a plane that fell into the water on Friday afternoon about 23 miles east of Palm Beach, in South Florida, and in which two people were traveling, the institution reported today.

According to a note from the coastguard, the search by sea and air was suspended after 32 hours in which 1,164 nautical miles were covered, in an operation joined by the Briward County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies.

The Federal Aviation Administration notified last Friday the disappearance of the Piper Saratoga aircraft, in which the veterinarian Ken Simmons, his wife Alice McCormick Simmons and two dogs of the couple were traveling, according to the local newspaper The Palm Beach Post.

They left that day for Marsh Harbor, in the Bahamas, from Lantana Airport, in Palm Beach County, when there was a storm in the area and shortly before the air restrictions came into effect during the visit. from Donald Trump to Mar-a-Lago, the president’s winter residence.

Although the 62-year-old veterinarian in an experienced pilot, according to friends of the couple quoted by the newspaper, the area was under a warning for marine conditions issued by the National Meteorological Service (EFEUSA)

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