Several Hurt In Helicopter Mishap At Tulsa Boy Scout Event

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 8:48 pm
By: News On 6

Half a dozen people were hurt at an event held by the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Tulsa on Saturday, according to a witness.

A nurse who was there said a Black Hawk helicopter bringing Michelle and Roger Hardesty to the event at 101st and County Line Road swamped canoes in the water and also blew empty canoes on the shore into the crowd of people.

The nurse said EMSA transported four adults and one child to the hospital.

The event was held to announce that the creation of the Lion Program sponsored by the Hardesty Family Foundation. The program is aimed at expanding scouting opportunities to kindergarten-aged boys.

A news release from the foundation says the helicopter is owned by Roger Hardesty.