4 missing after helicopter falls into reservoir

Updated: 2011-08-17 13:54

By Zhang Jiawei (chinadaily.com.cn)

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One person was rescued and four are still missing after a police helicopter fell into the Miyun Reservoir while returning from a rescue training drill in the mountains of Beijing's Miyun county Wednesday morning.

The Beijing police helicopter was in a training mission to prepare for future rescue of people lost in the mountains after heavy rains, the Xinhua News Agency said.

The training was over at 9:12 am. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.