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1 dead after helicopter crashes on Puerto Rico beach

June 30, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One person has died after a private helicopter crashed on a beach along Puerto Rico’s north coast.

Police said the accident occurred Saturday afternoon in the town of Rio Grande just east of the capital of San Juan. Authorities identified the victim as 53-year-old Carlos Virelles Jimenez.

They said three other people who were aboard the JetRanger helicopter are being treated for injuries.

Police said they do not know what caused the crash. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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