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Missing pilot and plane recovered
missing pilot and plane
A small plane and its pilot, which had been missing since May 6, was recovered Thursday morning.

The pilot had crashed into the waters of Chatham County possibly after running out of fuel.

Bryan County Coroner, Bill Cox said the body of Edwin Alton Farr, 67 of Lexington, South Carolina was recovered May 13.

Lt. Eric Gaustad of the Bryan County Sheriffs Office said Farr’s body was received roughly about 18 miles off the coast of Bryan County.  Farr’s remains were transported to the boat ramp at Fort McAllister and later transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler.

The plane was brought to surface Wednesday and towed from the crash site this morning about 35 miles to Half Moon Marina on Colonels Island in Liberty County.

Cox said a cause of death is currently under investigation and Farr’s family picked up his cremated remains on Thursday afternoon.

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