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Huntington Beach, Californiaa police helicopter crashed into the water in Newport Beach on Saturday night, two pilots were rescued and taken to the emergency room.
Hunting Beach Police confirmed failure in a Twitter post around 7:30 p.m. local time.
“We can confirm that our HB1 police helicopter made an emergency landing in the Newport Beach area,” the statement said. “Rescue efforts are underway and more information will be released when available.”
Dozens of witnesses in Newport Beach saw the helicopter crash around 6:45 p.m., according to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
The helicopter was visible between Lida Island and the Balboa Peninsula, the station said.
The cause of the disaster was not immediately known.
A helicopter crash in California occurred hours after the helicopter crashed near Miami Beach, Florida, in another incident that occurred with witnesses watching along the beach.
Two people were also hospitalized in the Florida disaster, the report said.
This is an evolving story. Stay tuned.