Plane crashes in marsh near the Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville

A 16-year-old boater came to the aid of a pilot who crashed into the marsh near the Dames Point Bridge.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — 8/4/19 UPDATE:

The plane that crashed into the marsh near the Dames Point Bridge Saturday morning has been taken out of the water Sunday.

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A plane crashed into the marsh near the Dames Point Bridge on Saturday morning.

The Federal Aviation Adminstration said the Piper PA-28 landed in the marsh water around 10:13 a.m.

The aircraft experienced "an engine-related problem," just two miles north of the Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport that it departed from, the FAA said.

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The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the pilot of the plane was rescued by a Good Samaritan. He was the only person aboard the plane.

There are no reported injuries and no report of a fuel spill, JFRD said in a tweet.

Officials are investigating.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Saturday, August 3, 2019