Searchers Find, Can't Recover 8th Body

Olympian Torres rode copter over Hudson 2 days before crash
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 11:08 PM CDT
Divers in inflatable boats maneuver near the wreckage of a plane off Hoboken, NJ, Monday, Aug.10, 2009. The plane, which collided with a helicopter and crashed in the Hudson River, remains underwater.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Crews searching the Hudson River for the victims of Sunday's collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane located an eighth body yesterday in the submerged plane but were unable to recover it, 1010 WINS radio reports. Rough water and silt impeded the efforts of divers, who suspended work late Monday and planned to resume searching for the ninth and last body Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Olympic swimming champ Dara Torres said she was shocked to realize she and her 3-year-old daughter had taken a helicopter tour of New York last week with the pilot of the doomed aircraft. "I was a little freaked out," Torres tells the AP. "You realize how precious life is. I was just with this guy two days earlier."