In a remarkable display of bravery and professionalism, the Waterloo Police division, led by Commissioner Ibrahim M. Sama, successfully carried out a daring rescue operation on Saturday 5th August 2023. The operation resulted in the safe retrieval of two crew members who were involved in a helicopter crash-landing at Mashehwureh Village, located approximately 15 miles away from central Waterloo.
The ill-fated helicopter, carrying a British citizen and a South African national, was en route from Monrovia to Lungi Airport, with its final destination set to be Banjul. The crew members revealed that the crash occurred due to mechanical failure in the rotor blade of the aircraft.
Upon receiving the distress call, the Waterloo Police swiftly mobilized their rescue team and efficiently coordinated efforts to reach the crash site in the suburban village. Despite the challenging terrain, the police displayed extraordinary efficiency and professionalism throughout the rescue mission.
Fortunately, both crew members were found to be in good health, along with their luggage. Additionally, the helicopter itself remains in good condition. ASP Allieu Jalloh, the Head of Media for the Waterloo Police Division, has confirmed that there are no security concerns related to this incident.
This successful rescue operation serves as a testament to the dedication and competence of the Waterloo Police division, as well as their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals within their jurisdiction.