PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Officials in American Samoa on Monday recovered a personal locator beacon registered to an Indiana teen and his father who crashed off the U.S. territory last month as they attempted to fly around the world.
Haris Suleman, 17, died in the July 22 crash and his father, Babar Suleman, remains missing.
The beacon registered to the Sulemans was retrieved from a family in a shoreline village, American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Director Iuniasolua Savusa said Monday.
Local authorities got a call late Sunday from the U.S. Force Rescue Center in Florida that the beacon was transmitting GPS coordinates, Savusa said.
Police searched the shoreline and Homeland Security issued a bulletin Sunday night for help from the community.
Savusa said a young boy found the device and took it home.
"The minor child told his father that the device was with a black pack-bag which was badly torn and the only thing the youngster saw was an antenna sticking out of the pack-bag," Savusa said. "The youngster took only the device, which has the antenna. I now have the device in my possession."
Savusa said the police team went back to where the child found the device but did not find the bag.
Haris Suleman had hoped to set the record for the fastest circumnavigation around the world in a single-engine airplane with the youngest pilot in command. His journey also was a fundraiser to help build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
Friends, family remember father slain on SW side
Friends and family gathered Sunday night to remember an Indianapolis father known for helping others.
Coroner: Inmate died from internal bleeding
A northern Indiana coroner says a jail inmate who died Friday after guards found her unresponsive died from internal bleeding caused by…
Indy goes 'Beyond the Badge' to honor its fallen
A record number of people turned out Sunday to honor the men and women who have lost their lives while protecting the city of Indianapolis.
#INDYTODAY | Sunday events (Sept. 21)
With just a few days of summer left, here are a few things to do on a sunny Sunday in Indianapolis.
Toledo defeats Ball State 34-23 in MAC opener
Logan Woodside threw for 152 yards with a touchdown and rushed for two more scores as Toledo defeated Ball State 34-23 in the Mid-American…
Neighbor rescues man from burning home
An alert neighbor was credited with rescuing a man from his burning home early Sunday, Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith said.