UPDATE: Elk brings down helicopter in Wasatch County

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash in Wasatch County Monday evening.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says around 4:30 pm. it received a report of an aircraft distress signal and possible downed aircraft near Currant Creek Reservoir southeast of Heber City. 

Search and rescue teams responded and confirmed a helicopter crashed in the area. The crew was on a mission to capture elk for the State of Utah. 

Officials say the flight crew was in the process of netting a cow elk when the animal and the tail rotor collided. That's when the aircraft went down. 

There were two people onboard at the time. Officials say they were checked out by medical personnel and are OK except for a few cuts and bruises. 

The helicopter, however, was seriously damaged in the incident. 

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is leading the investigation into the events preceding the helicopter crash. Watch the full report above. 

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