Search to Resume for Man Who Fell from Plane

By Associated Press | 

MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities in South Florida say they plan to resume the search for a man who reportedly fell into the ocean from a small plane.

The call for help came Thursday afternoon, when the pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft radioed "mayday, mayday, mayday," and told an air traffic controller that a door was ajar and a passenger had fallen from the plane.

Crews from U.S. Coast Guard, Miami-Dade Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue searched into the evening. Crews are expected to continue the search Friday morning.

Police spokesman Javier Baez says they have no evidence of foul play, and are gathering as much evidence as possible.

Both the Coast Guard and fire rescue officials say they had not determined if the call was legitimate.

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