SURF CITY, NJ — A small banner plane crashed into the ocean on June 27 — off the beach at 13th Street in Surf City. 

Surf City Police Officers Kyle Costabile and Richard Rible arrived on the scene at about 3:20 p.m. and found a small banner plane had crashed into the ocean. Lifeguards Scott Meggitt and Charles Orborne quickly rescued the pilot and brought him back to shore, authorities said.|

The unidentified pilot was treated by Surf City Fire and EMS personnel and transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center with minor injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Surf City Police and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Assisting with the rescue was the Surf City Beach Patrol, Surf City Fire/EMS, Ship Bottom Fire Co., Beach Haven Fire Co., U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey State Police Marine Division.