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Two People Have Been Injured After A Helicopter Crashed Into The Sea Off The Coast Of A Beach In Miami

A helicopter crashed into the sea off Miami Beach on Saturday, a few feet away from swimmers in a crowded stretch popular with tourists, officials said.

Two passengers were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, police said, adding that no one else appeared to be injured.

Miami Beach police said on Twitter they received a call about the crash, which happened off South Beach.

A video shared by police captured the helicopter descending over the ocean and crashing into the water as sunbathers crowded the beach and others swam.

Police closed off a two-block stretch of the beach, in the area where tourists frequent outdoor cafes, restaurants and shops.

The Miami Beach police department said three people were onboard the helicopter, and that the Federal Aviation Administration was responding to the scene.

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