Helicopter crashes in Atchafalaya Basin

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IBERIA PARISH, La. (WGNO) – A helicopter crashed this evening in the Atchafalaya Basin, KATC-TV3 reports.

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal said at least one person from the helicopter was in the water. He said it was an Air Force helicopter, though an Air Force captain told KATC no members of the Air Force were on board the helicopter when it crashed.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is searching for wreckage, and the Federal Aviation Administration said a helicopter was reported missing around 4 p.m. The helicopter was traveling from Gonzales to Patterson when it crashed.

There is no word yet on injuries.