B.C. ranch-owning pilot dead, two passengers injured in private helicopter crash

INVERMERE, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Police in southeastern British Columbia say a ranch owner is dead after the helicopter they were piloting crashed on Tuesday evening.

Columbia Valley RCMP say they got the call at about 7 p.m.

They say search and rescue crews were sent to the crash site south of Invermere, B.C., and found the pilot, who was dead.

The Mounties say the privately-owned helicopter was also carrying two passengers who were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

They have not released the name of the pilot or any further details about the crash.

The RCMP say they are assisting the BC Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board with the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 3, 2024.

The Canadian Press