Mexico looks for missing chopper in flood relief

Associated Press
A car lays buried in mud after flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Manuel as residents try to clean up their neighborhood in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Manuel, the same storm that devastated Acapulco, gained hurricane force and rolled into the northern state of Sinaloa on Thursday before starting to weaken. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities are searching for a federal police helicopter that went missing while carrying out relief operations on the flood-stricken Pacific coast.

An army captain who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Friday that the army and other civilian authorities are still looking for the chopper, a day after it was reported missing.

The officer had no further information on how many people were aboard the craft, or where it was when it was last heard from.

Federal police are helping to move emergency supplies and aid victims of massive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Manuel.

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