Raft falls from RCAF helicopter in Miami, smashing through roof and injuring woman

Raft falls from RCAF helicopter in Miami, smashing through roof and injuring woman

It was a close call for a woman asleep in the house. ‘Fortunately, the occupant narrowly escaped disaster and suffered minor injuries,’ a fire official said

Damage after a life raft from a RCAF Griffon helicopter fell onto a house in Miami, punching a hole in the roof. WSVN 7 TV

In a bizarre incident Wednesday, an inflatable raft fell from a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter and smashed through the roof of a Miami house, injuring a woman inside.

The raft — which was not inflated at the time, packaged instead in a square bundle — punched a hole in the roof measuring a little more than half a metre by half a metre.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. W.A. McAllister said the incident, which happened around 3 p.m., was a close call for a woman asleep in the house at the time. “Fortunately, the occupant narrowly escaped disaster and suffered minor injuries,” McAllister told journalists.

It is unclear what caused the raft to “separate” from the helicopter, Miami police said. The RCAF did not immediately respond to a request for comment

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