UPDATE, JUNE 30: A CBS News camera crew was aboard a helicopter that is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Townsend Police Department.
The helicopter was 8 to 15 feet above the water in Port Townsend Bay before the second annual Race to Alaska.
KIRO 7, the Seattle CBS affiliate, was not involved with the CBS crew in the helicopter.
The following details are from The Port Townsend Leader. Read their full story here:
ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating a helicopter pilot for reckless endangerment after flying too close to boaters in the Race to Alaska event.
Witnesses reported the rotor blades of the helicopter were lower than the tops of sailboats.
They said it was flying about 8 to 15 feet above the water in Port Townsend.
Police identified the pilot as a 44-year-old man from Federal Way. He told officers he was flying to record video for a television show.
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