Plane crash near Oceano

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    Authorities have recovered human remains following a plane crash a mile offshore of the Pier Avenue beach ramp in Oceano, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Work at the scene has been suspended for the night, and the effort has switched from rescue to recovery.

    Under an unseasonably hot afternoon sun, a team of emergency responders from seven county and state agencies gathered at an impromptu beach command post to search for survivors in response to a report of a downed aircraft in the ocean.

    At the scene were officials from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, State Parks, Five Cities Fire Authority, Cal Fire, and the Pismo Beach Police Department.

    Vessels from the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard searched the water as California Highway Patrol helicopters circled overhead.

    According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Eric Shalhoob, the agency received a report from a witness claiming to see a medium-sized aircraft go down at approximately 2:10 p.m. Shalhoob said one witness also reported seeing a splash in the water.

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