At least two people were killed Sunday night after a helicopter crashed in New York City’s East River, an official said.

“The Mayor was just briefed by the police and fire commissioners,” the mayor’s spokesperson tweeted. “At least one survivor, at least two fatalities. Divers are still in the water.”

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that a Eurocopter AS350 “went down” near Roosevelt Island around 7 p.m., adding the chopper is reportedly upside down in the water. The New York Post described the chopper as a “tour helicopter.”

The NYPD and FDNY confirmed rescue operations are under way. 

At least six people were aboard the helicopter, while three others were taken out on stretchers nearly two hours after the crash.

One person was seen being pulled from the water onto a raft after the crash, one witness said. Video posted to social media by WCBS appears to show a man being walked from the scene into an ambulance.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates. Fox News’ Bryan Llenas contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com.

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