One dies in helicopter crash near Venice; three rescued by Coast Guard

One dies in helicopter crash near Venice; three rescued by Coast Guard
Photo provided by the Louisiana Coast Guard.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:05am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 2:13pm

A helicopter pilot was killed in a crash that took place 30 miles off the northeastern coast of Venice on Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard officials were notified of the crash around 7:24 a.m. 

Four people in total were aboard the helicopter when it went down.

The victims were pulled from the crash by a nearby supply vessel.

The pilot of the aircraft died from the crash, and the three other people were onboard have since been transported to the LSU Trama Center in New Orleans.

The Coast Guard is still trying to determine exactly what casued the crash.

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