British Columbia

1 dead, 1 injured after helicopter crashes in dense Vancouver Island bush

A spokesman with the Canadian Forces rescue squadron in Comox says crews were called to an area about three kilometres west of Campbell River on Sunday afternoon.

Crash happened 3 kilometres west of Campbell River on Sunday afternoon

A Robinson R44 helicopter, similar to the one shown in this photo, has crashed on Vancouver Island, killing one person and injuring another. (Dimitry A. Mottl/Wikimedia Commons)

One person has been killed in a helicopter crash on Vancouver Island.

A spokesman with the Canadian Forces rescue squadron in Comox said crews were called to an area about three kilometres west of Campbell River on Sunday afternoon.

The spokesman said two people were aboard the Robinson R44, a single-engine, four-seat helicopter, when it went down in heavy bush.

One of the two people on board died at the scene.

The second person was taken to hospital but the condition of that victim was not available.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.