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Rescue helicopter's life raft crashes through roof of Miami-Dade County house

Posted: 4:35 AM, Mar 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-01 12:18:18Z

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say an 80-pound inflatable raft crashed into a Florida home after falling off a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter.

Luce Raneau told the  Miami Herald  that she thought a bomb had gone off Wednesday when the raft hit her house and left her covered in wood and dust from the roof.

Miami-Dade police say the helicopter was heading to the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after conducting an off-shore training exercise when the yellow raft somehow separated from the aircraft.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says the home's occupant sustained minor injuries.