PAHOKEE (CBSMiami) — A Margate man died Saturday after his small plane crashed in Lake Okeechobee.
According to officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office, the plane went down just after 8 a.m.
The crash was approximately 200 yards from the Pahokee Marina.
The first calls came in as a boating accident, however, when officials said they arrived on the scene, they discovered an amateur experimental plane submerged overturned in six feet of water.
Divers located the body of 69-year old Bruce Lowerre strapped in the pilot’s seat.
Authorities with the FAA and NTSB are investigating what led to the crash.