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Two bodies found near site of helicopter crash in Gulf

Published: Jun. 12, 2014 at 6:08 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2014 at 6:09 PM CDT
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GULF OF MEXICO (KPLC) - The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a downed civilian helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, leading to a search for two missing crew members.

A dive team assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in the search found two bodies Thursday morning near the crash site, KATC-TV reports.

A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said he cannot confirm yet whether the bodies are the two missing from the helicopter crash.

Westwind Helicopters, the owner of the helicopter, has not responded to requests by KATC for comment.

You can read more about the original search here: http://www.kplctv.com/story/25755518/coast-guard-responds-to-downed-helicopted-in-gulf?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass.

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