Officials have recovered the bodies of all nine victims of the tragic helicopter accident that claimed the life of Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
“On Sunday afternoon, personnel from the department’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) recovered three bodies from the helicopter wreckage located in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas,” the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told RadarOnline.com in a statement on Tuesday, January 28.
“The next day, the search continued for the other six helicopter occupants. Soon after, their bodies were located, removed from the crash site and transported to the department’s Forensic Science Center,” officials noted in the statement.
According to the Corner’s Office, investigators are actively working on identifying the crash victims and “body examinations are in progress.”
As Radar previously reported, Bryant, 41, his daughter, Gianna, 13, died when foggy weather conditions caused the helicopter they were flying in to crash on a Calabasas hillside on Sunday, January 26.