Helicopter crashes in New York City’s East River

A helicopter believed to be carrying several people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday night and rescues were under way, according to multiple reports.

The New York Post described the chopper as a “tour helicopter,” and reported it plunged into the river near Gracie Mansion. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the incident, and divers with both the NYPD and FDNY are already searching the water, according to the mayor’s press secretary.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/11/helicopter-crashes-in-new-york-citys-east-river.html

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