Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wanted to update our citizens and the media in reference to the crashed helicopter in the Wallace Lake area. Today, crews worked on and completed the recovery of remains at the crash site. We also assisted federal investigators in gaining access to the area to document the aircraft wreckage as part of their investigation. We have been informed the aircraft will be removed from the location and turned over to federal investigators. As stated in our previous release, we ask that all further questions and requests for information regarding the crashed aircraft be referred to the FAA or NTSB. We would like to thank the local agencies that assisted in the search and recovery effort, lending manpower and resources.
These agencies include Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, DeSoto Parish EMS, Shreveport Fire Department, numerous Fire Departments from DeSoto Parish, Caddo Parish Coroner's Office, and DeSoto Parish Coroner's Office. We would also like to thank Life Air Rescue for their response in tandem with our air unit and BHP Billiton for allowing us to use one of their well location sites as a staging area for equipment and personnel.