This was reported by the State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for ensuring the livelihoods and safety of the population.

“At 21:16 Moscow time, divers recovered the first dead crew member. The body was found inside the helicopter,” says a message on the VKontakte social network.

Earlier it was reported that the Mi-8 helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations stopped communicating in Karelia.

The department said that the wreckage of the missing Mi-8 was found in Lake Onega near the village of Derevyannoye.

An RT source spoke about the main reasons for the helicopter crash in Karelia.