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Girl struck by plane on FL beach dies

Oceana Irizarry (Source: Facebook) Oceana Irizarry (Source: Facebook)
Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry (Source: Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office) Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry (Source: Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office)
PINELLAS CO., FL (WTOC) -

WTOC has confirmed that 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry has died.

Bill Pellan, spokesperson for the Pinellas County Medical Examiner, confirmed that the girl died Monday night but has not yet determined a cause of death.

Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, died while walking on the beach with his daughter, Oceana, when a plane struck them Sunday while attempting to make an emergency landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the incident.

The Irizarry family has suffered something none of us could imagine. A Go Fund Me account has been set up for the family called, Irizarry Family Memorial Fund. To donate, click here. Any donation is sincerely appreciated and every penny will go to Rebecca Irizarry, to help support her family now and in the future.

Statement from the Irizarry and Power Families:

Our precious Oceana has joined her daddy in heaven. She was nine years old. Oceana was a beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl. She was a natural artist who loved to learn. She was looking forward to the 4thgrade. Ommy, a Sergeant First Class in the Army, was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend and soldier. He lit up the room whenever he entered and was devoted to his family. There are no words to describe the suffering we are experiencing. Their loss is devastating to our family and to everyone who knew them. Thank you to our many loved ones, friends and strangers for your outpouring of love and prayers. Although they are gone, Ommy and Oceana live on through organ donation. Forever, they will be in our hearts. To all of those who helped us on the beach and medical personnel, thank you for your efforts to save them. We will always be grateful to All Children's Hospital for your skilled and loving care of Oceana and our family. In sorrow, the Irizarry and Power families.

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