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Rescue helicopter crashes at Rio beach

Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a rescue helicopter plunged into the sea at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro during an attempt to help a swimmer who was in trouble.

Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a rescue helicopter plunged into the sea at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro during an attempt to help a swimmer who was in trouble.

The video was taken by a Brazilian tourist - one of hundreds of beach-goers who witnessed the drama.

David Petale reports.

  • 01 Jan
  • From the section World