Christian Oliver, a German-born actor best known for his appearances in Speed Racer, Hunters, The Good German, and Saved by the Bell: The New Class, is presumed dead after a private plane carrying him and his two kids crashed into the Caribbean Sea on Thursday.

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force uncovered four remains, including those of the actor, identified as Christian Klepser, and his children, Madita, 10, and Annik, 12. The 51-year-old actor and his children were discovered, along with the aircraft’s owner and pilot, investigators suspect.

“The RSVGPF expresses condolences to all who have been adversely affected by this tragic incident,” the local police department said in a social media statement. “As more information becomes available, the RSVGPF will keep the public informed.” The investigation is still ongoing.

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According to local authorities, the plane took off from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Paget Farm at noon, bound for St. Lucia. However, soon after takeoff, the plane “experienced difficulties and plummeted into the ocean.”

Paget Farm fishermen and divers were allegedly among the first to arrive to the site in their boats, hoping to help. The SVG Coast Guard was notified and dispatched to Paget Farm, Bequia, to assist with rescue efforts.

The victims were found from the airplane wreckage by local divers before being handed over to Coast Guard officials, according to the local police department. They were then brought to St. Vincent and interred in the Kingstown Mortuary.

Post-mortem examinations are likely to take place.

Oliver’s numerous credits include roles in Valkyrie and The Baby-Sitters Club, as well as a recurring role in the TV show Sense8.


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