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AMSA coordinating Cooktown helicopter search and rescue

Tuesday 7 October 2014
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is coordinating a search and rescue operation for six people on board a Bell 206 helicopter near Cooktown on Tuesday.
Media Release

The helicopter company advised AMSA of the crash soon after 1pm (AEDT) on Tuesday.

The helicopter crashed near Cooktown in the Mt Cook National Park.

Several of the six people on board the helicopter are reported to be injured.

AMSA has tasked a helicopter from Townsville, AMSA’s Cairns based search and rescue aircraft and a ground response team, comprising of local police, fire-fighting rescue service, ambulance and National Park personnel.