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Pilot confirmed dead after helicopter crashes near Invermere

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
July 3rd, 2024

RCMP said in a media release that a person has died in a helicopter crash south of Invermere on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

RCMP said Columbia Valley RCMP were notified of a helicopter crash south of Invermere, BC, near Brewer Creek at approximately 7 p.m. A ranch owner piloted the privately-owned helicopter, who had two passengers on board.

“Search and Rescue crews were deployed to the area and located the helicopter, and sadly the pilot who was deceased,” said Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson.

RCMP said that both passengers were found with non-life-threatening injuries and taken to hospital.

“The Columbia Valley RCMP is assisting both the BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) with the ongoing investigation,” confirmed Cpl. Grandy.

As the investigation is in its early stages, we’re not releasing the name of the deceased, or further details.

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