Published: Aug 23, 2011 6:28 PM EDT

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities pulled a pilot from Lake Apopka after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted his ultralight submerged in the gator-infested water.
Sgt. Luis Badia called for help about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and several agencies responded. They pulled the pilot to safety.
The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the man did not appear injured, but he was taken to a hospital.
FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes says it was "perfect timing" that Badia spotted the plane in the water because the pilot didn't have a way of calling for help.
The pilot's name was not released. No further details about the crash were immediately available.

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