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Coast Guard suspends search after Alaska helicopter crash

October 1, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible survivors of a helicopter crash in southeast Alaska.

A 14-year-old boy was rescued after the Coast Guard received a report of an overdue aircraft on Friday. The report indicated that a private helicopter with four people on board had not arrived in Yakutat as was expected.

The crash occurred near Lituya Bay, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Juneau.

No others were found before the search was suspended on Sunday.

Officials have said that two adults and two young people were on the helicopter, which was reported to be new from the factory. The helicopter trip began in Texas and was to end in Wasilla.

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