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79-year-old hospitalized after plane crashed in water and began to sink

FHP said the pilot, James Goolsby, told first responders he had a hard landing on the water, and as a result, the plane began to sink.

A 79-year-old Crescent City man was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after his plane crashed in a lake and started to sink. 

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office initially responded to the crash, located near 101 Eagles Nest Drive, around 4:30 p.m. 

FHP said the pilot, James Goolsby, told first responders he had a hard landing on the water, and as a result, the plane began to sink.

Goolsby was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.