A Florida woman was lying in bed when an 80-pound inflatable life raft came crashing through the roof of her Miami home after falling off a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter.
Luce Rameau told the Miami Herald that she thought a bomb had gone off Wednesday when the uniflated boat hit her house in the 14000 block of NE 10th Court and left her covered in dust and debris from the roof.
Miami-Dade police say the helicopter, a CH-146 Griffon, was heading to the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after conducting an off-shore search-and-rescue training exercise when the yellow raft somehow separated from the aircraft at 3.30pm.
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Fell from the sky: This uniflated life raft fell off a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter flying over Miami and landed inside a woman's bedroom
Sky roof: The 80-pound raft left a gaping hole in the roof of the residence on Wednesday
Boom! Luce Rameau said it sounded like an explosion when the raft landed in her room while she was lying in bed. She suffered minor injuries (seen right)
The heavy piece of rescue equipment left a gaping hole in Rameau's roof,