Two uninjured in helicopter crash near Winthrop Rink

WINTHROP, Wash. — Two people survived a helicopter crash near the Winthrop Rink without any injuries on Saturday.

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Winthrop Marshall’s Office both responded to the parking lot of a hotel next to the rink, where the helicopter went down around shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Initially, law enforcement reported minor injuries from those involved in the crash. The Okanogan Co. Sheriff’s Office later confirmed no one was injured. The helicopter was owned by HiLine Helicopters.

People are being asked to avoid the area. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.