10 killed in floatplane crash identified

The names of 10 people who perished after a floatplane crashed in Washington's Puget Sound were released on Tuesday, a day after a search for nine of the victims was

suspended, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard called off the search around noon local time on Sunday after conducting 26 search sorties it said covered

about 2,100 square nautical miles. "The Coast Guard offers its deepest sympathies to those who lost a loved one in this tragedy," Coast Guard Cmdr. Xochitl Castaneda, the

search and rescue mission coordinator for this incident, said in a statement Tuesday morning. Those presumed dead from the crash were identified by the Coast Guard as

Jason Winters, the pilot of the aircraft, and passengers Patricia Hicks, Sandra Williams, Lauren Hilty, Ross Mickel, Luke Ludwig, Rebecca Ludwig, Joanne Mera and Gabrielle Hanna.

Also killed was a child, identified as Remy Mickel, according to the Coast Guard. The body of only one person aboard the aircraft was recovered, but the Coast Guard did

not say which of the victims the remains were identified as belonging to. Among those killed was Ross Mickel, his pregnant wife Lauren Hilty and their young son, Remy,

their family said in a statement. Ross Mickel was the founder of Ross Andrew Winery in Woodinville, Washington. "We are deeply saddened and beyond devastated at the loss

of our beloved Ross Mickel, Lauren Hilty, Remy and their unborn baby boy, Luca," the Mickel and Hilty families said in a statement. "Our collective grief is unimaginable. They

were a bright and shining light in the lives of everyone who knew them."