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Title: Helicopter crashes at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, FL
Post by: KB4TEZ on June 26, 2020, 07:23:25 AM

June 25, 2020 at 1:08 PM EDT - Updated June 25 at 2:18 PM
A helicopter crashed at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek on Thursday afternoon.

The aircraft went down in a heavily wooded area of the park, which is located in the 3600 block of W. Sample Road.

Multiple emergency crews responded to the scene.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Department Technical Rescue Team and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Air Rescue North were able to hoist the injured pilot from the crash site and he was then transport to a local hospital.

“It was an extremely difficult area to work within, heavily wooded,” Lt. Alex Acosta of Miami-Dade Air Rescue said. Acosta said much of the site had to be cleared using chainsaws to get to the wreckage.

Leamon said the pilot was the only person aboard the helicopter.