Three people rescued from helicopter crash off Anna Maria Island

Posted: 12:59 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 12:59:13-05
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Emergency crews are responding to a helicopter crash off the coast of Anna Maria Island.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed about a half mile off the shore near the Manatee Public Beach.

The US Coast Guard has recovered three people from the helicopter. They are said to have non life-threatening injures.

Updates to come.