BY JESSICA DE LEON
A helicopter crashed inside Myakka River State Park late Thursday afternoon.
Just before 5 p.m., the small Robinson helicopter crashed inside the park just east of State Road 72, near the intersection of North Powerline Trail and Windy Sawgrass Trail.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota County Fire Department and Florida park rangers all responded to the scene.
Neither of the two people on board were injured, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kaitlyn Perez said.
All aircraft crashes are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The helicopter landed in a swampy area of the park, one first responder called over the radio.