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Helicopter Crashes On Beach Near North Myrtle Beach

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A downed helicopter crashed on Waties Island near North Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews, who responded by boat and by land, stated that no one died in the crash.

Waties Island is an undeveloped barrier island in the eastern coast of South Carolina. It is under the jurisdiction of Coastal Carolina University and is used primarily as an educational research facility. Waties Island is one of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands on the South Carolina coast.

HCFR spokesperson Tony Casey said crews were dispatched around 6 p.m. Wednesday to a small helicopter that crashed on the beach.

There was one person on board who was not hurt in the crash.

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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