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Coast Guard responds to downed helicopter in Gulf

3 years ago May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012 Monday, May 28 2012 Monday, May 28, 2012 4:07:42 PM CDT in News
Source: U. S. Coast Guard
By: Russell Jones

GRAND ISLE - A Coast Guard spokesperson confirmed to News 2 a helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this afternoon.

Petty Officer Steve Lehman said at 4:13 p.m. they received a report of a downed PHI helicopter with only one person on board.

Lehman said the helicopter went down about 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, and a Coast Guard boat and helicopter were launched in response.

News 2 will have more details as they become available.

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