BREAKING NOW! Helicopter CRASHES Into Famous New York River, Multiple Dead. Death Toll Expected To Rise

A helicopter believed to be carrying several people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday night and rescues were under way, according to multiple reports.

A helicopter believed to be carrying several people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday night and rescues were under way, according to multiple reports.  (FDNY)

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A tourist helicopter reportedly carrying several people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday night and rescues were under way, according to authorities.

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The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that a Eurocopter AS350 “went down” near Roosevelt Island around 7 p.m., adding the chopper is reportedly upside down in the water.

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The NYPD and FDNY confirmed rescue operations are under way.

The chopper made a smooth landing but tipped to the side and the blades shredded as the chopper rolled over upside down.

Initial reports are that 6 people were in the chopper and there are from 2 to 5 fatalities at this point.

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NYC SCANNER: 5 people dead, 1 person injured following helicopter crash into New York City’s East River”

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The New York Post described the chopper as a “tour helicopter.”

“NYPD escorts man to ambulance on East End Avenue after helicopter crashes into East River.”

One person was seen being pulled from the water onto a raft after the crash, one witness said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the incident, and divers with both the NYPD and FDNY are already searching the water, the mayor’s spokesperson said.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

H/T FOX NEWS

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