7 Americans Dead After Helicopter Crash, Bahamas Police Investigate

Seven Americans are dead after their helicopter crashed while flying from the Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Information is extremely limited at this time. But the royal Bahamas police force said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

The helicopter was just two miles away from the island.

The victim’s names have not yet been released, but we do know that four women and three men were killed in the crash.

And West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tweeted that coal mining entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris Cline was among them.

We will continue to follow the story throughout the morning.

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