One person has been killed in a helicopter crash today.

The crash happened around 11:25am.

RCMP and Campbell River Fire responded to the crash in the Tyee Spit area of Campbell River.

Reports say the helicopter lost control before falling onto a nearby building.

Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Maury Tyre says one person has been killed in the crash.

The helicopter was locally owned and used for commercial purposes.

He also says “the cause of the crash is presently unknown and will continue to be investigated by Worksafe BC the National Safety Transportation Board, and the BC Coroner’s Service.”

RCMP had the Spit Road area closed off for approximately an hour following the incident for investigative and safety purposes.

The name of the victim and the helicopter company will not be released due to privacy concerns.