PARKLAND, FL- Firefighters rescued a pilot on Thursday whose helicopter crashed in a swampy and heavily wooded area in Coconut Creek while working on a county project, fire officials said.

The pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the helicopter came down at Tradewinds Park in the 3600 block of West Sample Road.

Due to the severity of the crash, Miami-Dade Air Rescue assisted in getting the pilot out and flying him to North Broward Medical Center for treatment. Earlier, another helicopter from Broward Sheriff's Office tried to get the pilot out but the crew didn't have the right equipment. 

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Before crashing, the helicopter was transporting equipment for a Broward County drainage system project at the park, officials said.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


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