Coast Guard responds to downed helicopter in Gulf
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.