In a tragic incident, a Broward County Sheriff's Fire Rescue helicopter crashed into an apartment building in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday morning, leading to multiple casualties and injuries.
According to local authorities, the crash resulted in two fatalities and four injured individuals who were rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention. The identities of the victims have not yet been released, but it has been confirmed that one of the deceased was a fire captain.
Eyewitnesses captured the horrifying moment when the helicopter lost control and crashed into the residential area. Smoke could be seen rising from the crash site near a local high school, causing panic and distress among residents and students alike.
"We heard a loud crash and saw smoke billowing out from the building. It was a terrifying sight," said one of the eyewitnesses, who wished to remain anonymous.
The Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue team was quick to respond to the emergency. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's office said, "Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of this tragic accident."
The crash has left the community shaken, as they mourn the loss and pray for the recovery of the injured. The Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin, expressed his condolences and assured the public that every necessary measure would be taken to investigate the incident.
"This is a tragic day for our community. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and the brave members of our Fire Rescue department," Mayor Hardin said. "We will ensure a thorough investigation is carried out to prevent such incidents in the future."