One person is in critical condition after this shocking helicopter crash in Hawaii. According to the video’s uploader, the incident occurred in Pearl Harbor at 10:15 a.m. local time on February 18.
The Associated Press reports that one of the people who was on board is in critical condition. That victim is a 16-year-old boy, according to Hawaii News Now. The station says the helicopter belonged to Genesis Aviation and was on a sightseeing tour in the area.
The crash happened close to the Arizona Memorial in Oahu. As a result of the accident, the memorial has been closed for the day as emergency services are using it as a staging area, reports Hawaii News Now. Witnesses told the station that good Samaritans jumped into the water after the crash to help the victims, one person had to be freed using a knife. Roy Gano, who was there, told News Now, “It narrowly missed the rocky edge and turned to its side. I saw people dive into the water to help.”