LA Harbor entrance closed to ships after reports of possible helicopter crash

LA Harbor entrance closed to ships after reports of possible helicopter crash

Ship traffic was denied access to Los Angeles Harbor on Wednesday when US Coast Guard (USCG) closed the harbor entrance after reports of a two-person helicopter crashing near San Pedro, according to the Associated Press.

The small helicopter was reported going down by numerous passengers on a cruise ship in the vicinity.

USCG shut off access to the harbor and put in place a 1,000-foot safety zone in order to facilitate the search conducted with a response boat and a helicopter of its own. Port Police and a number of area fire departments also helped.

As of nightfall no debris or any signs of a crash had been found.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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