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Helicopter washed away in Bay of Plenty

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/04/2017

A helicopter parked on the edge of a Bay of Plenty river has washed away when the bank beneath it collapsed.

No one was on board when it plunged into the Motu River's waters on Sunday but the chopper sent a distress beacon alert to the national Rescue Coordination Centre, Maritime NZ has tweeted.

"Attempts to locate the helicopter will be made when water levels in the river recede," the agency said.

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