Four die in helicopter crash in Canada

Four people died Wednesday after a helicopter crashed into an icy and fast-flowing river in remote British Columbia. The Victoria Rescue Coordination Center said the chartered Hughes MD-500D helicopter plunged upside down into the Kitsault River near Alice Arm, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of Prince Rupert in the northwestern part of the province. "Whenever we have a situation like this, we always hope for the best outcome and unfortunately in this situation we didn't have any survivors," said 2nd Lt. Jill Strelieff of the Victoria Rescue Coordination Center. The rescue team initially thought two people survived the crash but found them dead after struggling to retrieve their bodies from the dangerous terrain.