Thirty five-year-old pilot rescued by local fishermen after getting out of wreck and swimming for four hours
The privately owned helicopter went down near a small coastal town in Sarawak earlier today, said a local police official.
He said the pilot was receiving treatment at a local clinic, while authorities were searching for two men and a woman who are still missing.
He did not have any further details.
The Star daily reported that after the helicopter crashed into the river, the 35-year-old pilot managed to get out from the wreck and swam for four hours before being rescued by local fishermen.
In 2010, an American pilot was killed when his Sikorsky S-64 helicopter (similar to the one above) carrying logs, crashed in Sarawak. Most of Sarawak state is dense jungle.