Rhode Island Coast Guard officials said a plane crashed into the Long Island sound near the Connecticut border.
Officials said a single engine plane crashed near Weekapaug Breachway in Westerly.
They said Westerly firefighters located the pilot on a nearby beach.
According to officials, he was the only one who had been flying in the plane.
The man was evaluated and taken to Rhode Island Hospital.
The Coast Guard located the plane, which had sunk.
They are currently responding to possible pollution from the aircraft.
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
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