ST. MARY’S, Ga. (WSAV) – The bodies of two people have been recovered from St. Mary’s River after a single-engine plane crash Friday.
Officials say the Cessna 150 crashed into the marsh located on the Florida side of the river just before noon. It departed from Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.
Citing Florida Highway Patrol, First Coast News reports the two people on board the small plane were a young woman, age 18, and a 66-year-old man piloting the plane.
Sgt. Dylan Bryan told the news outlet initial reports revealed they were up for a flying lesson.
Witnesses say they saw the plane come down quickly.
Mulitple agencies responded to the crash, including a dive team for recovery efforts.
The Florida Highway Patrol is leading the investigation.