By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE PILOT of a small plane flying from Norman’s Cay, Exuma, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was rescued by US Coast Guard crews yesterday after crashing in Bahamian waters.
The Southeast Unit of the United States Coast Guard posted a photograph on Twitter depicting the rescue of the pilot of a Cessna aircraft that crashed five miles east of South Bimini around 1.50pm.
A video surfaced online of the man being rescued by Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew around 3.30pm. He was taken in stable condition to the Miami air station from where he left.
The pilot said he had swum “two or three miles” in a life jacket before he was picked up. The coastguard had been alerted by an emergency locator transmitter from the overdue Cessna.