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Helicopter Crashes in Brewster County

BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

A helicopter crashed in Brewster County on Friday afternoon.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson tells us it happened just after 4:00pm.

The helicopter was doing a deer count at the Yarborough Ranch, about 24 miles south of Alpine.

We're told people inside the helicopter spotted some wild hogs and began shooting.

As the helicopter turned around to continue and pursue the hogs, it lost control.

Sheriff Dodson says it crashed into a tree in very rough terrain.

Four people were on board the helicopter.

Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The two others were able to walk away from the scene, but were taken by private car to the hospital.

The FAA will be on scene tomorrow to investigate.

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