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One dead after heli crashes into sea

One of four crewmembers who was rescued when a military helicopter went down in the Atlantic off Virginia has died, the Navy said Wednesday in a statement.

The Navy said the crewman died hours after he was rescued about 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of Virginia Beach and taken to a civilian hospital in Norfolk. Three other crew members are being evaluated at the hospital.

The search continues for a fifth crew member in the 42 degree (6 Celsius)seas.

They type of helicopter is reported to be a MH-53E Sea Dragon.

The identity of the dead crewman has not been released.

The Canadian Press

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