SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Authorities said Wednesday they have recovered three bodies from the crash of a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter that went down with six people aboard. Three others remain missing.
Two were recovered early Wednesday. A fisherman alerted officials about one body, which was found near the other just west of the crash, possibly because high surf along the island's north coast pushed them in that direction, said Nino Correa, search-and-rescue director of the Emergency Management Agency.
The bodies have not been identified, but one of the victims was wearing a military uniform and the other had jeans, he said.
Another two bodies have been seen floating in the area, but officials have not yet reached the site to recover them, the National Guard said in a statement.
A body found Tuesday was identified as that of prosecutor Francisco Mujica de Leon.
Also aboard the helicopter were prosecutor Mario Torres Marin, Col. Victor Torres Rodriguez, who was second in command of the Puerto Rico National Guard, pilots Hector Ramirez and Carlos Acevedo, and Sgt. Jose Omar Sostre.
More debris from the helicopter was found near the site on Wednesday, Correa said.
The UH-72 Lakota helicopter was headed toward Vieques when it disappeared late Monday.
Officials say they do not know what led to the crash. Two other helicopters on the same mission reported no problems.