Divers in Kamchatka have resumed their ascent to the surface of the bodies of those killed at the site of the Mi-8 helicopter crash on Lake Kuril. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The bodies were found on Monday, August 16, in the fuselage of a crashed helicopter, but due to strong excitement, the search operation had to be suspended. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, with the onset of daylight and favorable weather conditions, the rescuers resumed work.
Earlier, the bodies of five people were raised from the bottom to the surface. The operation to raise the bodies of the dead from the water is carried out using deep-sea vehicles. In addition, the rescuers managed to find a black box. Presumably, a flight recorder was found inside the helicopter through a hatch. To raise it, special equipment will be brought.
The Vityaz-Aero Mi-8 helicopter crashed on 12 August. He fell into the Kuril Lake in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Kamchatka. Eight of them managed to escape, the remaining eight, including the crew commander and the only child on board, were killed.