Helicopter crashes in river in Chilton County
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell OH-58 helicopter crashed around 1:15 p.m. Friday near Clanton in Chilton County. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard or whether there were casualties.
The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office tells WVTM-TV that divers were being sent into the Coosa River.
Alabama news outlets report that the helicopter is believed to have hit a power line before the crash.