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I continue to hope and pray for the best. Here is the latest

 

The Bell 212 chopper was working a water bucket for the Intipam forest fire fight when it crashed at about 4:19 p.m. Friday. The pilot, identified as 53-year-old Robert Christopher Woodhead of Stoney Creek, Ontario, was its sole occupant.

 

 

The wreckage, submerged in the river between Lytton and Lillooet, was spotted Friday from the air, but police were forced to call off their search Friday night as dusk fell.

 

 

Witnesses reported that the pilot did in fact surface in the water after the crash, so efforts were focused Saturday on a water and riverbank search.Two boats from Hope Search and Rescue were being deployed along with an RCMP helicopter, said RCMP Cpl. Moskaluk.

 

 

"There was a second helicopter operating in the area who witnessed the crash and immediately attempted to assist Mr. Woodhead when he was seen surfacing," Moskaluk said. "A valiant attempt was made by the second pilot and machine by lowering his line and bucket into the river near Mr. Woodhead, however it was not successful and the pilot lost visual sight of Mr. Woodhead."

 

 

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I continue to hope and pray for the best. Here is the latest

 

The Bell 212 chopper was working a water bucket for the Intipam forest fire fight when it crashed at about 4:19 p.m. Friday. The pilot, identified as 53-year-old Robert Christopher Woodhead of Stoney Creek, Ontario, was its sole occupant.

 

 

The wreckage, submerged in the river between Lytton and Lillooet, was spotted Friday from the air, but police were forced to call off their search Friday night as dusk fell.

 

 

Witnesses reported that the pilot did in fact surface in the water after the crash, so efforts were focused Saturday on a water and riverbank search.Two boats from Hope Search and Rescue were being deployed along with an RCMP helicopter, said RCMP Cpl. Moskaluk.

 

 

"There was a second helicopter operating in the area who witnessed the crash and immediately attempted to assist Mr. Woodhead when he was seen surfacing," Moskaluk said. "A valiant attempt was made by the second pilot and machine by lowering his line and bucket into the river near Mr. Woodhead, however it was not successful and the pilot lost visual sight of Mr. Woodhead."

 

Always glad to hear about true heros. I hope Mr Woodhead is found alright. After just loosing a very close friend in northern Que who was missing for a week, its painful to see another person is missing.

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Then out of respect you don't ask! Wait till they are found or the family is notified! Its like being an ambulance chaser!

 

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Jeez......ambulance chaser???? Yeah right........Since when is "asking" for a "private" discussion about what, happened being disrespectful?

 

There was an eerie silence and gut wrenching feeling, amonst all of us working beside the individual involved in the accident.

 

Some had close connections, and have every right, to ask when friends and family are involved.

 

I have yet to see under those concerns, that would be considered "ambulance chasing"?

 

Back to the "important" matter here.......sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bob.

 

Hang in there Bruce.

 

H56

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