Teenager critically injured in helicopter crash dies

Star Advertiser | William Cole

In this image taken from video provided by Shawn Winrich, a helicopter crashes in Pearl Harbor near the USS Arizona Memorial visitors center on Thursday.

The 16-year-old boy critically injured in Thursday’s helicopter crash off the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center was pronounced dead today, the Pali Momi Medical Center said in a news release.

Two family members, a 50-year-old man and 45-year-old woman, remain in stable condition at Pali Momi, the hospital said. Another family member was treated at an area hospital and released Thursday.

A hospital spokeswoman said the announcement was made “with a heavy heart.”

“So that the 16-year-old’s memory lives on, the family has chosen to donate his organs to patients in need,” the hospital spokeswoman said. Continue reading