Helicopter crash kills rescuer trying to help Minnesota snowmobiler, who also dies

A Minnesota man and a rescue worker have died in a remote area of Wyoming, the Associated Press reports. The snowmobiler's party had called for help for unknown reasons, but the rescue party's helicopter crashed as it left to get more aid. Two others were hurt in the crash.
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A Minnesota man and a rescue worker have died in a remote area of Wyoming, the Associated Press reports. The snowmobiler's party had called for help for unknown reasons, but the rescue party's helicopter crashed as it left to get more aid. Two others were hurt in the crash.

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