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News Update for Fri., May 31, 2013

(**New)Private helicopter crash lands on Chautauqua Lake in Lakewood; no one hurt...
A Lakewood man and his daughter were not hurt when their helicopter lost power... and, had to make a crash landing in Chautauqua Lake. Lakewood-Busti Police, and Lakewood fire crews were called to the scene on West Lake Road, near the Packard Estates, shortly after 5 p.m. Lakewood...-Busti Police Sergeant Investigator Paul Gustafson says the owner and operator of the helicopter... 52 year-old Gordon Wueboldt... was taking off from a helipad off a private dock... when the chopper lost power about 15-feet in the air. Gustafson says the helicopter went down in about seven-feet of water. However... Wueboldt and his 18 year-old Caitlyn... got out safely... and, swam to a nearby dock. The Sheriff's Department DIVE Team was also called in... and, authorities were able to prevent any fuel spillage into the lake. The helcopter was pulled from the lake early this evening. Gustafson called it a "very uncommon" occurance in Lakewood. The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate.


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