Search for body continues in Ephratah

EPHRATAH-The search continues for the body of a passenger from a plane crash last month.

New York state Forest Rangers were continuing the search around the Garoga Creek Reservoir for the body of Frank Amerosa, who is presumed dead, according to Department of Environmental Conservation Press Officer Dave Winchell.

The bodies of the other two people in the plane, Amerosa’s wife, Evelyn Amerosa, and pilot John Campbell, have been recovered.

Rescue workers have been scouring woods and the murky pond where the bulk of the aircraft was submerged. Wreckage from the crash was dispersed over a large area, with pieces of the plane and documents found as far as five miles away, authorities said.

The Piper PA 34 departed from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., and was headed to Rome, Oneida County, before it crashed just after 5 p.m. May 24.