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The Coast Guard on Sunday suspended the search for two people aboard a Piper Saratoga plane that crashed 23 miles east of Palm Beach
The US Coast Guard UU He suspended the search on Sunday for two people aboard a Piper Saratoga plane, which crashed 23 miles east of Palm Beach.
“The Coast Guard conducted maritime and air searches for more than 32 hours and concentrated on an area of 1,164 nautical square miles,” Coast Guard officials said. “The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and partner agencies conducted several additional searches.”
Captain Mark Vlaun , Deputy Commander of the Coast Guard Sector of Miami, said that suspending a search is one of the most difficult decisions that commanders must make.
“We have been in regular contact with the family members, throughout our search efforts and we extend our solidarity, because we know that it is a very difficult time for them,” Vlaun said .
The Coast Guard has been looking for survivors since Friday.
The rescue team included the James Coast Guard, the Paul Clark Coast Guard, the MH-65 helicopters, an HC-144 airplane from the Miami Air Station in Lake Worth Inlet, along with the associated agencies.
Source: Miami Diario