They seem to be looking in water for someone. Helicopters hovering over water. Just off Alcoa highway.

ED. UPDATE: Four people aboard, three rescued, one fatality. According to unconfirmed social media source, the helicopter was owned by the Claytons.

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The FAA has two registered

The FAA has two registered aircraft in Knox County as

CFA HOLDINGS INC
3340 LAKE VIEW DR
KNOXVILLE, TN 37919-6667 CESSNA
2007 525B

and

CFA HOLDINGS INC
520 W SUMMIT HILL DR STE 801
KNOXVILLE, TN 37902-2006 EUROCOPTER
2003 EC 130 B4

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News reports say it was a

News reports say it was a Eurocopter.

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Correct. What's registered is

Correct. What's registered is a Eurocopter EC-130.

WATE: The Eurocopter EC-130 crashed into the Tennessee River just behind a home in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood. According to Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson D.J. Corcoran, crews were on scene assessing whether anyone, including nearby homeowners, were injured

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If not mistaken, Jim's house

If not mistaken, Jim's house is right there with a spot for a helicopter. I don't remember ever seeing one parked there, however.

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Photo from yesterday

Photo from yesterday afternoon before the crash posted on reddit...

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That's it.

That's it.

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Tail number matches

Enlarging the image shows the tail number is N55GJ, which is the Eurocopter Pickens mentioned above.

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Confirmation...(link...)

Confirmation...

(link...)

Jim Clayton was on board and survived. The fatality has not been named, but rumored to be Joe Clayton.

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What a sad event and very

What a sad event and very scary for the occupants. Bet wishes to the Clayton family and the other occupants and their families.

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Confirmed, Joe Clayton died

Confirmed, Joe Clayton died in the crash...

(link...)

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