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Two people are presumed dead after a helicopter crashed Friday in a south Lafourche marsh, according to authorities.

Local authorities were notified of the crash before noon by a citizen who reported seeing the aircraft lose altitude and then saw a “big splash of mud,” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson said during a news conference Friday evening.

“It appears at this time that there are no survivors,” Chaisson said.

The helicopter was occupied by a pilot and a passenger, he said.

Most of the helicopter is submerged in the marsh, just off the Pointe-aux-Chenes Reserve, he said.

RLC, the helicopter’s owner, is working with local and federal agencies to recover the wreckage and find the bodies of the two presumed dead. Their bodies are assumed to be underneath the waterline, Chaisson said.

“Those next-of-kin notifications are happening at this time, so we are not ready to release any names,” he said, “and we will allow the company to do that.”

He anticipates the names may be released sometime Saturday morning.

“I just ask all of us to join in prayer for the family members of the pilot and the crew. It’s going to be a tough night for them as they realize the loss of a loved one. It’s never easy to make those calls, and our prayers are with the families as they start the grieving process,” Chaisson said.

Helicopter crash reported in south Lafourche

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