Terrible news – a helicopter is down in the East River in New York City, and there are people in the water.
There is video of when the helicopter crashed.
Breaking: Video shows the moment a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City. Reports indicate that people are trapped in the water. pic.twitter.com/lQjDx9h95g— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) March 11, 2018
And apparently there are fatalities.
BREAKING: NYPD and FDNY are at east 90 street at east river where a helicopter crashed down. Multiple people trapped.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) March 11, 2018
Witnesses say one person aboard helicopter that went down near Roosevelt Island, climbed out of the helicopter and used a raft to get to safety pic.twitter.com/vvAJeHLFAR— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) March 11, 2018
I’ll update as necessary…
UPDATE: More search video:
Helicopter down. Search continuing at 83rd Street in East River pic.twitter.com/FEcbRSWGnD— Mary Beth Hogan (@mbhogan) March 11, 2018
Police helicopter seems to be searching for something in East River pic.twitter.com/pPP0KDLsbZ— Joseph Pisani (@josephpisani) March 11, 2018
Witnesses seem to indicate there was one survivor, but there are few details out still.
Here’s the one survivor:
And five dead.
NYC SCANNER: 5 people dead, 1 person injured following helicopter crash into New York City's East River— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 12, 2018
Two died, three were taken to the hospital.
Three of the victims were taken to nearby hospitals in critical condition and two were declared dead at the scene, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. The pilot of the helicopter is "OK," Nigro said. https://t.co/363xIKBsYe pic.twitter.com/7tz9NlyC0E— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2018