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Helicopter Crashes Into 'The Hole'

Authorities are scouring the Chesapeake Bay
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2019 3:12 PM CDT
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A helicopter plunged into the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday and triggered a desperate search for survivors, the Baltimore Sun reports. Per eyewitnesses and officials, the two-seater hovered over a nearby farm before turning toward the bay and crashing about 3/4 of a mile out. The Maryland Natural Resources Police arrived at roughly 12:30pm at Bloody Point, known as the "The Hole," the bay's deepest area at 174 feet. The Coast Guard has sent out search boats from its Annapolis station, per CNN, while WBAL-TV notes that fire officials are joining Queen Anne County authorities with a dive team and boats. Two people were said to be on board. (Read more helicopter crash stories.)

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