Family thanks those that aided in Kentucky crash rescue

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (AP) -- The family of two men injured in a weekend plane crash are thanking the people who helped rescue them.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the family of Dannie "Scott" Sharp and his cousin, Dwayne Sharp, say the men are "incredibly fortunate" and "very thankful" to be alive.

The statement said that several good Samaritans, emergency workers and a board member from the Gene Snyder Airport in Falmouth helped find and guide paramedics to the site of the plane crash.

Dannie Sharp told police that he was unable to restart the engine of the 1973 Sorrel Skybolt and both men parachuted from the single-engine plane before it crashed in Pendleton County on Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. The cousins suffered leg injuries and are being treated at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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