From the LVRJ: A search-and-rescue team has been dispatched to the Lake Mead National Recreation area amid reports that a helicopter has crashed, Las Vegas police said Wednesday.
Police spokesman Bill Cassell said the department received reports of a crash at 4:54 p.m. on the Nevada side of Lake Mead. Cassell said he had not heard of the whereabouts of the pilot.
"We have reliable information that a bird is on the ground out there," Cassell said at 5:30 p.m.
Andrew Munoz, spokesman for the National Park Service, said the helicopter had not been spotted by 5:40 p.m. There was a report that it crashed near a water treatment facility near Boulder Beach. Four people may have been on board, Munoz said.
Clark County fire was dispatched at 4:49, so the timing maybe a bit off in the story.
Not sure if this is tour helicopter and if so which one. It could be a helicopter from the Grand Canyon tours and there is also a helicopter that flies out of spot right next to the Lake, just outside of Boulder City, before you get to Hoover dam.
Last year, two helicopters had emergency landings when birds hit the helicopters and the helicopters landed safely. Let's hope this is the case this time.
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