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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Helicopter Crashes In East River Near Roosevelt Island This Evening - At Least 2 People Died, One Rescued

Received text message from a Roosevelt Island resident this evening saying:
Have you seen the massive police and fire boat and helicopter activity on the north end of Roosevelt Island? 8 Boats responding, at least 2 helicopters. The entire FDR Northbound shut down.... Frogmen in the water.


Another resident shares this photo and adds:
Helicopter in water, ties to boat. Upside down

Irina Hage shares picture


video



and reports:
Very frightening and tragic helicopter accident near Roosevelt Island.
According to the Twitterverse:
UPDATE 10:10 PM:
UPDATE 10:50 PM:

UPDATE 3/12:


UPDATE 2:35 PM:
UPDATE 8 PM:

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