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Beachgoer Captures Surprise Moment a Helicopter Crashes as It Attempts to Rescue Swimmers

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(Image: MSN screenshot)

A rescue helicopter was trying to save swimmers in the water off of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when it got into trouble itself.

According to ITV News, the incident occurred on Dec. 29 with four crew members on board. The rescuers were not severely harmed and were treated for only minor injuries.

Someone on the beach though was able to capture video of the moment the helicopter took its dive.

(Image: ITV News screenshot)

(Image: ITV News screenshot)

Watch the footage:

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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