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Rescue effort after helicopter crashes into East River (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Third Victim Of East River Helicopter Crash Passes Away Sunday

Harriet Nicholson died at Bellevue Hospital of “respiratory complications of near-drowning” — meaning a shortage of oxygen to the brain, according to Ellen Borakove, the medical examiner’s spokeswoman.


A helicopter that crashed into the East River is hoisted from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Second Female Passenger Aboard Doomed East River Chopper Dies

Bellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.


A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New rests on the deck of a boat that pulled it from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Helicopter Crashes Into East River; 1 Dead

The crash happened at around 3:22 p.m., shortly after the chopper took off from the 34th Street helipad. Crews at the scene lifted the chopper out of the water Tuesday evening and were able to get it onto a recovery boat.