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Nevada lawmakers lend condolences after helicopter crash

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Nevada lawmakers are offering their thoughts and prayers Thursday following a touring helicopter crash near Lake Mead that killed a pilot and four passengers on board.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the following on Thursday:

"My thoughts this morning are with the families of the five people who died in a terrible crash yesterday. Hundreds of thousands of tourists enjoy these popular helicopter tours of Nevada each year, and I'm saddened that people lost their lives in this rare tragedy. I am grateful for the efforts of National Park Service rangers, Metro Police's Search and Rescue and the Clark County and Henderson fire departments, who responded to the scene. I will continue to monitor the investigation being performed by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board and will do everything I can to ensure that helicopter tours remain safe."

Sen. Dean Heller issued the following statement regarding the helicopter crash:

"My deepest sympathies go to the families of the people who died in the helicopter crash near Lake Mead. The National Park Service and local first responders have done an excellent job handling a difficult situation. I will continue to monitor the situation as the National Transportation Safety Board conducts its investigation."

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley expressed her sympathies on the loss of life following a helicopter crash near Lake Mead:

"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families of those killed in Wednesday's helicopter crash at Lake Mead.  I join with my fellow Nevadans in expressing our sincerest condolences on this heartbreaking loss of life.  We mourn the victims of this tragic crash and our prayers are with the loved ones they left behind during this time of grief."

Check back with FOX5Vegas.com for more statements from Nevada's Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.

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