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Missing helicopter crew member found dead at crash site

Rescue workers search for a crew member of a crashed helicopter at a reservoir in the southeastern city of Ulsan on Friday. (Yonhap)
Rescue workers search for a crew member of a crashed helicopter at a reservoir in the southeastern city of Ulsan on Friday. (Yonhap)

A man who went missing after a helicopter crash in the southeastern city of Ulsan was found dead Friday, the local fire service said.

The civilian helicopter carrying two crew members on a mission to deliver water to contain a wildfire hit a mountain valley and fell into a reservoir at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The captain survived by holding on to a tree but his assistant went missing.

The assistant's body was discovered near the wrecked chopper, at the bottom of the reservoir, at around 6 p.m. on Friday, the agency said.

(Yonhap)

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