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Costa Rican Officials Rescue US Tourist From Ocean After Plane Crash


Costa Rican officials say a U.S. tourist has been rescued from the Pacific Ocean where he had floated for hours after a plane crash.

Authorities say the man was picked up Wednesday more than a kilometer from coast. They say he jumped from the plane before it crashed into the sea. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officials say the man was among four U.S. passengers, a Mexican, and a Costa Rican pilot in a single-engine skydiving plane that went missing Tuesday.

Authorities are still searching for the aircraft and its other passengers.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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