Four dead as Slovak helicopter crashes during rescue

Authorities have launched an investigation after a helicopter crashes in east Slovakia on Friday, killing all four people aboard. Information was confirmed by Slovak spokesman for emergency services, Boris Chmel.

Four dead in a helicopter accident | Photo courtesy of Andrej Kiska / Facebook

Rescue efforts took a dramatic turn when a helicopter, trying to reach an injured child in need, snagged a power line and crashed into a river. All four people on board were killed.

Ground crews of Slovak mountain rescue were first to arrive at the scene. According to Slovak media, bodies have not been recovered from the wreckage yet.

The identities of all the victims are yet to be released.