Helicopter Hits Boat During Photo Shoot, Two Lost
Two men were killed Tuesday morning when a helicopter crashed into the sea while filming video near Sarasota, Fla. A third person in the helicopter was seriously hurt. The group was working on a project for Powerboat magazine. The boat was also damaged, but the two people on board escaped unhurt, according to The Associated Press. It was not clear if the helicopter hit the boat, or if it hit the water and debris caused the boat damage. Executives at the magazine told the AP they had several staffers and freelancers working in the area and were uncertain who was in the helicopter at the time of the accident.
"One witness said the helicopter came close to the water and somehow flipped," Sarasota County sheriff's Lt. Chuck Lesaltato told the Bradenton Herald.