Two survive helicopter crash near Rathdrum

Two survive helicopter crash near Rathdrum

RATHDRUM, Idaho — Two people involved in a helicopter crash near Rathdrum have been sent to the hospital.

According to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Jay Schrank of Rathdrum, and 78-year-old Jim Charbonneau, of Spokane were injured in the crash. Both were initially transported to Kootenai Health, but were later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious, but at this time, non-life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash Tuesday afternoon near Highway 41 and Wyoming Avenue.

Officials say the FAA will be apart of the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.