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Military rescues downed Pitt Meadows chopper 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

The Department of National Defence released video showing its members rescuing two men from an area north of Pitt Lake Monday.
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The Department of National Defence released video showing its members rescuing two men from an area north of Pitt Lake Monday. (SCREENGRAB)

A military chopper conducting training exercises had to rescue a downed civilian helicopter north of Pitt Meadows Monday evening.

The Department of National Defence said in a statement two men, one in his early 30s and the other in his 60s, were lifted out from a fishing village around 5 p.m. near the crash site in a riverbed north of Pitt Lake.

“We initially feared that the people on board the helicopter had been swept downstream when we couldn’t find anyone, but then we noticed that the seatbelts had been manually undone,” said Capt. Blair Turner, the military pilot, in a statement.

The two men were treated for cuts but were otherwise uninjured. They were airlifted to Abbotsford and taken to hospital.

 

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