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Helicopter crashes in Idaho river, 2 leave scene in vehicle

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Posted at 8:34 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 10:34:13-04

LEWISTON, Idaho — A helicopter crashed in the Snake River in Idaho but two occupants were able to leave the scene in a vehicle.

Crews responded to reports of a helicopter crash near Ten Mile Canyon south of Lewiston at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says witnesses told dispatchers that two males got out of the helicopter, made it to shore and left the area in a vehicle.

A dive team is being deployed Sunday to inspect the helicopter. No information has been released on the cause of the crash.