Christmas Day helicopter accident sends one to Kamloops hospital

KAMLOOPS - A Christmas Day helicopter accident sent one person to hospital, but left other passengers unharmed.

On Dec. 25 at 10:38 a.m. a helicopter run by Mike Wiggle Helicopter Skiing rolled onto it’s side as it landed near Blue River north of Kamloops, according to a media release from the company.

A guide for the company was injured and sent to Royal Inland Hospital, the release says. Three passengers, a second guide and the pilot were uninjured.

The company says the cause is unknown, but an investigation is looking into the incident.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

JONESIE: The blurred lines from a surprise guilty plea to murder
  OPINION When Kelowna’s Jay Thomson pleaded guilty Monday to murdering his common-law partner in 2013, justice may have been served, but the truth certainly wasn’t. Without testing any evidence, our u

Top News