The pilot of a banner plane was not injured when he made an emergency landing in an Ocean City marsh Friday afternoon, a city official said. No one on the ground was hurt, city spokeswoman Laurie Howey said.

The Associated Press reported that the pilot was 23-year-old Brian Harris of West Lafayette, Ind., and that he was unhurt. The single-engine plane is owned by Rio-Grande-based Paramount Air Service, a business that flies advertising banners up and down the South Jersey beaches.

The plane landed in part of the Intercoastal Waterway between 50th and 55th Streets around 3 p.m., Howey said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and state police are trying to determine the cause of the emergency, she said. - Robert Moran