By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday evening three bodies were found amongst wreckage believed to be from the Augusta AW-139 helicopter which disappeared in Bacia de Campos, off the north coast of Rio de Janeiro state, earlier yesterday afternoon.

Search and rescue teams discovered the remains 99 meters below the sea, 100 kilometers from the coast. Recovery procedures are underway to remove the wreckage for investigation and the bodies have been transferred to a forensics department in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here