A helicopter crash in Monroe County sends the pilot
to a La Crosse hospital.
The Monroe County Sheriff's department was called
out to the area.
west of Tomah just after 10-30 this morning.
The helicopter was crop dusting when it crashed.
The pilot used his cell phone to call for help.
saying he was in a cornfield with back and leg injuries.
Search crews found the pilot with the help of an air
search from Fort McCoy.
We did a search, we found the pilot in the cornfield
near the trees behind me, the pilot was conscious
when we found him.
It took them about an hour to find the pilot.
He was transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital.
before being med-evaced to a La Crosse hospital.
His name and condition have not been released.
The F-A-A and N-T-S-B are investigating.