Helicopter plunges into Lake Apopka

OAKLAND, Fla. — Orange County Fire Rescue said a helicopter crashed in Lake Apopka early Tuesday.


The helicopter crash happened in Oakland near Hull Island Drive.

The pilot was brought to shore by a private boat. They were the only person on board the aircraft.

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Firefighters said they are checking the pilot for injuries.

Channel 9 has a crew headed to the scene to learn more.

Check back and watch Eyewitness News for updates.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.