PASSENGERS on board a helicopter that ditched into waters near Hayman Island in Queensland’s Whitsundays have been rescued unscathed.
Paramedics and search teams were sent to Hook Reef, about 25km north of the holiday hotspot, about 3.30pm today following reports a chopper with four people on board had gone down.
An Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman said the helicopter had ditched into the water “in a controlled way” and was sitting upright on top of the water when it was located.
The spokesman said AMSA diverted passenger-boat Sea Odyssey from its usual route to go and collect the passengers about 4.15pm.
“They picked up the four people, there were no injuries reported,” he said.
“They’ve taken them back to shore.
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) November 8, 2017
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