The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has confirmed that one of its helicopters crashed near the Forum Beach in Portmore, St Catherine at around 11:00 am this morning.

The pilot was reportedly injured in the crash but his condition is not known at this time. It is not known whether anyone on the ground was injured.

“We can confirm that a helicopter crashed in a section of St Catherine and that is as much as we can say at this time,” Basil Jarrett, a communications officer from the JDF told Loop News.

Security officials are currently conducting a search of the crash site.

“We are now searching the area to locate the site we cannot say how many people were injured at this time,” Senior Superintendent Clive Blair of the St Catherine South Division told Loop News.