A helicopter believed to be carrying several people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday night and rescues were underway, 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. The helicopter is a Eurocopter AS350, PIX 11 reported, citing the FAA. It’s reportedly upside down in the river. – Fox News

Featured image of a man looking out at the East River in East River Park in Manhattan by By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

A man looks out at the swollen East River in East River Park in Manhattan after Hurricane Irene helicopter crash

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