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August 1, 2014
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Helicopter crashes near Rubicon Trail

Emergency personnel are currently responding to a helicopter crash near the area of Buck Island Lake, located near the Rubicon Trail.

There does not appear to be any fatalities. However, there are injuries, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed the number of people on board the helicopter. Cal Star 6 is currently on scene and assessing injuries. The FAA has also been notified.

Authorities were notified of a possible helicopter crash on the Rubicon Trail about 1 p.m. today. Deputies assigned to the trail patrol arrived on scene and verified a downed helicopter near the area of Buck Island Lake, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

More details will be available soon.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:24AM Published Aug 1, 2014 04:04PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.