Highlights of the story
- Hundreds of people were on shore at the time of the accident.
- Two people were injured in the crash
A helicopter crashes into the sea off the coast of Miami in Florida, USA. Hundreds of people were swimming on the beach a short distance from where the helicopter crashed.
Two people are said to have been injured in the helicopter crash. Both the injured have been admitted to a local hospital for treatment. The Miami Coast Guard shared a video of the whole incident on its official Twitter page.
Watch the video …
In the video that the police tweeted, you can see the crowd all over the beach. Then the helicopter falls from the sky into the sea. In the video, you can see a lot of people swimming near the place. Seeing the helicopter fall into the water, there was a commotion in the neighborhood and people started running here and there.
Miami Beach police say the two passengers on the helicopter are in stable condition. According to the MBPD’s tweet, the incident took place at 1:20 pm (local time). Upon receiving information about the incident, the Coast Guard and Maritime Rescue Department along with other agencies arrived at the scene and rescued the people.
The video has gone viral on social media
A Miami Coast Guard official who reported the incident said there was currently no damage. If the accident had happened 50 meters away from the ground, massive damage would have occurred and people might have lost their lives. At the same time, the video of the incident has been widely shared on social media by people expressing their views. While sharing the video, one user wrote that it was terrifying.
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