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Pilot dead after helicopter crash near Sayward

A helicopter pilot has died after crashing in a remote area near Sayward.

Sayward RCMP said the crash happened at around 9 a.m. Wednesday. The helicopter was conducting wood movement when it crashed along the Johnstone Strait north of Sayward, according to officers.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was notified and a search and rescue team from 442 Comox was dispatched, according to police. They say the pilot was found dead at the scene.

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Police are working with the Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of the crash. The board said a team of investigators has been deployed to the area and will gather information.

Sayward RCMP ask anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 250-282-5522.

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