16 missing after helicopter crashes into Atlantic

One survivor, one death confirmed

Rescue crews are racing to find 16 missing people in the Atlantic Ocean after a helicopter carrying oil workers crashed into the icy waters off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador Thursday morning. The Cougar Helicopters chopper, which was transporting 18 people two offshore oilfields, issued a mayday and an alert about technical problems at about 9:18 NT, or 7:48 a.m. ET. So far, one survivor, Robert Decker, has been recovered, and transported to hospital. One dead person has also been taken to St. John’s. Two life-rafts were found near the crash site.

CBC News

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