Los Angeles County officials said the Sunday morning helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter, Gianna, also claimed the lives of seven other victims.
Los Angeles County fire Chief Daryl Osby said after receiving a 911 call just before 10 a.m. on Sunday, they discovered a brush fire and debris scattered along the hillside upon arrival to the crash site in Calabasas, California.
Paramedic teams rushed to the site, but determined that all nine people — eight passengers and the pilot — had already perished.
“We had one helicopter fly into the incident with firefighter paramedics on board,” Osby said. “Those paramedics were hoisted down to the incident, early into the incident, they did a search of the area for survivors. Unfortunately … all onboard were determined to have been perished.”