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Helicopter Crash at King Lake


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 24, 2017


CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263


Arlington, Wash. – Today, just after 1 p.m. the Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to a helicopter crash at King Lake east of Arlington. The helicopter had been airborne between 60 and 90 seconds when neighbors heard strange sounds and called 911. The helicopter crashed into the lake. The male passenger was able to swim to the shore and the male pilot was rescued by a neighbor. Both victims were transported by aid car to local hospitals. The pilot is currently listed in critical condition and the passenger is listed in serious but stable condition. 


Age and hometown of both victims were not available when they were transported.

The Department of Ecology was on scene to evaluate any fuel spills and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.