Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines say American actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a small private island in the eastern Caribbean.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — American actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a small private island in the eastern Caribbean, police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines said.
The plane crashed on Thursday west of the island of Petit Nevis near Bequia as it headed toward nearby St. Lucia, police said in a statement.
They identified their daughters as Madita Klepser, 10, and Annick Klepser, 12, and the pilot, Robert Sachs, was also dead.
The cause of the accident was not immediately known, police said.
While the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard went to the area, local fishermen and divers went to the scene to help, officials said.
“The selfless and brave actions of the fishermen and divers are highly commendable,” the police said.
The 51-year-old German-born actor has scored dozens of film and television roles, including the 2008 film “Speed Racer” and Steven Soderbergh's 2006 World War II film “The Good German,” starring George Clooney. Cate Blanchett.
He played Brian Keller, a Swiss exchange student, in season two of the 1990s series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”.