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Helicopter Crashes Into Water At Pearl Harbor (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A helicopter carrying five passengers crashed into the water during a sightseeing tour in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Feb. 18 (video below).

According to Hawaii News Now, a 16-year-old boy was critically injured and taken to a local hospital.

Paramedics said that a 50-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were in stable condition, while the other two people were reportedly not in critical condition.

"We are told bystanders jumped in to help rescue these patients from the water," Shayne Enright, spokeswoman for Honolulu Emergency Services Department, stated, notes The Associated Press.

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U.S. Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan said that the helicopter hit the water near the USS Arizona Memorial, a popular tourist stop on the island of Oahu.

According to a statement by the Navy, "[T]he helicopter reportedly belongs to Genesis Aviation."

Sources: The Associated Press via ABC 7 ChicagoHawaii News Now / Photo credit: mrmotofy/YouTube

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