Helicopter crashes into Colorado River, killing 2

LOMA, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter that crashed into a river in western Colorado left two occupants dead.

Mesa County chief deputy coroner Victor Yahn tells The Associated Press that the two died in Saturday’s crash, but he didn’t have any other information.

Local media reports say the chopper crashed shortly after 6 p.m. MDT into the Colorado River near Loma.

Both The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction and Denver’s KUSA-TV report that authorities say at least two people were aboard.

Mesa County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lisa McCammon tells the Denver Post that the helicopter took off from the Grand Junction Airport, about 20 miles southeast of the crash site.

First-responders told the Daily Sentinel that two fishermen saw the accident and pulled at least one victim from the wreckage.

 

 

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