On Friday, May 31st around 5pm, Lakewood-Busti police and the Lakewood Fire Department responded to a helicopter in the water rescue call in Lake Chautauqua near Packard Estates in Lakewood.
Upon arrival, a male and female were out of the helicopter and uninjured. According to the Operators, the helicopter began to lose power soon after take off and ultimately went down into the lake. Both were able to exit the helicopter and swim to a nearby dock. The helicopter was removed from the lake and returned to the owner's property.
A formal investigation into this incident continues