A helicopter made an emergency water landing about 20 miles off the coast Sunday afternoon, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.
The pilot, alone in the aircraft, was unharmed. He was taken from the helicopter by a Coast Guard cutter while the helicopter was towed to shore, the release said.
The helicopter is equipped with water landing gear, making the emergency landing fairly smooth, said Lt. Jessica Paxton.
The privately owned aircraft was traveling between Opa-locka and Nassau, Paxton said.
The cause of the emergency landing, and the pilot's name, were not released Sunday.
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