A Canadian military helicopter has gone missing off the coast of Greece, the country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Greek outlet Militaire.gr reported that a Canadian Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King anti-submarine warfare helicopter, with six people on board, disappeared west of Cephalonia island in the Ionian Sea, Sputnik reported.
According to the outlet, one service member was killed, with the rest still missing.
Taking to Twitter on late Wednesday, Trudeau said a Canadian helicopter involved in Operation Reassurance with NATO allies has gone missing off the coast of Greece. He further said search and rescue efforts are currently underway.
"A Canadian helicopter involved in [Operation] REASSURANCE with NATO allies has gone missing off the coast of Greece. I have spoken with Minister [of National Defense] Harjit Sajjan, and search and rescue efforts are currently underway. Updates will be provided as soon as possible," Trudeau said via Twitter on late Wednesday.
Further details are awaited.