Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman Javier Baez identified the man as 42-year-old Gerardo Nales of Key Biscayne, an island not far from where the plane’s pilot said Nales fell into the water. Baez said police air and water units were scouring the sea and expanded their search area because of currents and wind.
The pilot of the Piper PA 46 called for help Thursday afternoon, radioing “mayday, mayday, mayday” and telling an air traffic controller that a door was open and a passenger had fallen from the plane. The aircraft had just taken off from Tamiami Executive Airport, located south of Miami, Baez said.
Source: The Weather Channel