Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk: Several Dead in Helicopter Crash, Reports Say

January 7, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

At least four people are believed to have died after a helicopter crashed in Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, it was reported.

“Police are currently dealing with a helicopter crash in the Cley area, on the north Norfolk coast. Officers are on the scene, with a 400-meter area cordoned off,” a police spokesperson told The Guardian.

The aircraft is believed to have belonged to the U.S. Army, the Telegraph reported.

It is said to have crashed over marshland near the coast at around 8 p.m. local time.

Officials believed that it crashed into the sea but it is unclear.

A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution told the BBC: “We were asked for three lifeboats to respond.”

The spokesman added, “Crews from Wells, Sheringham and Cromer were launched at the request of the coastguard but were stood down when it was confirmed that the aircraft had come down over land.”