Helicopter crashes south of St. Petersburg

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 12:22:14-05

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Emergency crews are responding to a helicopter crash off the coast of Anna Maria Island.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed about a half mile off the shore near the Manatee Public Beach.

The US Coast Guard has recovered three people from the helicopter. They are said to have non-life-threatening injuries.