Small plane search off Puerto Rico turns up body


The U.S. Coast Guard says it has found a body off eastern Puerto Rico as it searches for a small plane that may have crashed with 5 people on board.

A Coast Guard search and rescue team reports that it found the body in waters near the southeastern town of Yabucoa.

The Cessna 185 took off from the Puerto Rican island of Culebra on Sunday en route to Ponce on the main island. A relative of several of the people on board contacted authorities when the plane never reached its destination.

Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said Monday the search for a possible crash site and survivors would continue. (AP)

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