Helicopter crash reported in water near Tampa
Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
APOLLO BEACH — Authorities say at least one person is missing after a helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.
Rescue crews were searching the waters off Apollo Beach Friday afternoon. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman says one of the early 911 calls indicated a body floating in the water, but no bodies have been recovered.
Federal Aviation Administration officials confirmed the helicopter was a Robinson R22 — a small, two-person craft. It was located by rescuers several hundred yards from shore, but the craft's owner or identification number wasn't immediately released.
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