A small plane that took off from Volusia County crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said.

The Cessna 340 crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama after taking off from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach, said Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Seymour said all four men on board the plane were killed in the crash.

The pilot of the plane has been identified as Dean Carlson.

Also killed in the crash was Michael Kennedy, an attorney from Ormond Beach. Kennedy, according to his brother, had a timeshare office in the Bahamas.

The names of the other two on board the plane haven't been released yet.

The plane crashed into an area of shallow water and mangrove. The crash occurred during low tide, delaying the initial search effort, Seymour said. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the U.S. Coast Guard and volunteers took park in the search.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board was assisting the government of the Bahamas with the investigation.

Grand Bahama is about 70 miles off the coast of Florida.