Volusia County

2 men injured after seaplane crashes into lake, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Two men were injured Thursday after their seaplane crashed into a remote lake in west Volusia County, deputies said.

Volusia County deputies said they were alerted at 10:50 a.m. by a boater who came upon the crash site and saw the men sitting on top of the overturned plane.

The men appeared to have suffered minor injuries, officials said. The boater evacuated the men to a nearby fish camp.

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Officials said the men identified as Larry Morton, 52, and Alan Chott Kendrick, 60.

The men were practicing landings and takeoffs on the Voluisa County side of Lake Dexter when the plane crashed, according to deputies.

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted investigators at the scene while waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to come to the crash site.

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No hazards were found at the crash site, and the plane remained submerged in about 5 feet of water, deputies said.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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