Tarzan star dies in US jet crash

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Investigators have continued searching for the bodies of seven people believed killed in the crash a day earlier of a small jet into a Tennessee lake, including an actor who portrayed Tarzan in a 1990s television series.

Rutherford County Fire Rescue Captain John Ingle said on Sunday that recovery efforts were ongoing at Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna.

He said efforts also were focused on examining an 800 metre-wide debris field in the lake.

County officials identified the victims in a news release late Saturday as Brandon Hannah, Gwen S Lara, William J Lara, David L Martin, Jennifer J Martin, Jessica Walters and Jonathan Walters, all of Brentwood, Tennessee.

Their names were released after family members had been notified.

Gwen Shamblin Lara founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood in 1999 and wrote a faith-based weight loss book.

Her husband of nearly three years, known as Joe Lara, was an actor featured in the TV series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna C501 plane was heading from nearby Smyrna Rutherford County Airport to Palm Beach International Airport when it crashed on Saturday morning.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.