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Helicopter Crashes Into Sea During Rio Rescue
Sunbathers on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach watched in horror as a helicopter crashed into the sea during a rescue.
Amateur footage showed the aircraft hovering over the water before plummeting into the Atlantic Ocean, twisting onto its left side and sinking into the choppy waters.
The crash, which has been blamed on engine failure, was witnessed by hundreds of spectators on Saturday.
All four crew members and the swimmer they were saving survived with minor injuries and were able to swim to shore.
what do you think?
The swimmer they was rescueing suffered minor injuries and managed to swim to shore.....
Ermmm.......there's a swimmer in "trouble"....yet near the end of the video you see everyone running into the sea to go and help the ditched chopper crew, which looks like it was only a few yards from shore anyway....Is it me, or could they have avoided all this by going in to help the swimmer before calling out the Coastguard, seeing as they didn't hestitate in going in when the chopper ditched?......