Rescue chopper seconds after crash

MANHATTAN:Reported 5 onboard, divers being put in the water right now.

3:40pm–Third person pulled from the water.

3:42–Fire Department says four rescued, one unaccounted for.

Scene immediately after chopper crashed

4:One Firefighter diver in water 1 PD diver in water Marine boats on scene trying to locate helicopter. Duration is 34 min. 4 rescued 1 unaccounted -Info just given by FDNY Division Chief 3

4:44pm–Helicopter was a Bell 206, pilot has been resuced. Rescuers are still searching for the fifth passenger. CBS TV has exclusive video immediately after the crash.

4:45pm–Fire department reporting 5th person found, one “black tag” which is code for deceased.

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WNBC is reporting the passengers were from the United Kingdom with mother, daughter, step father and daughters friend.  The pilot swam back to the pier and refused medical treatment.

Boats coming to the aid immediately after crash


Photos from Matthew Murphy


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