By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Palm Beach Sheriff’s divers have recovered the body of the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the ocean off the Boyton Beach Inlet Sunday night.

According to a tweet from the Coast Guard, the 24-year-old pilot was found inside the plane.

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Coast Guard Petty Officer Jose Hernandez said they received a call around 8 p.m. Sunday regarding the Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane.

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“The person who called in the report said the plane was sinking,” said Hernandez, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast office in Miami.

Monday morning at dawn, the plane was located by a sheriff’s department helicopter in approximately 40 feet of water.

The plane was flying from Palm Beach County Park Airport to Merritt Island Airport, about 140 miles north when it went down.

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