County Officials Say That Park Officials Will Take Over
Darren Doyle, story:
The missing helicopter that local and regional officials have been searching for since Saturday has been located in Mammoth Cave National Park, according to Edmonson County Emergency Management Director Terry Massey. He also said the pilot, David Stone (69) of Louisville, TN, was also found deceased.
Massey said at first, he understood the crash to be near the park boundary but on private property in Edmonson County and that he was coordinating recovery efforts with local emergency officials.
"The National Park Service called me and told me to stand down with my guys," Massey said. "They said it was on the park so it was a park issue and their people would handle it."
Massey said Edmonson County emergency personnel disbanded their command center, which was set up at South Edmonson Elementary School.
Calls to Mammoth Cave National Park officials were not immediately returned.