Residents upset by noise from SC beach helicopters

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Some Myrtle Beach residents want a new helicopter ride attraction near their home to just fly away.

A group of about 20 residents told county officials Thursday that noise from the Helicopter Adventures tours that started last month has become unbearable.

The helicopters leave from behind the U.S. 17 Bypass across from Broadway at the Beach.

Annemarie Kachur says she spent her life saving money for her house and now doubts that now it’s worth anything.

County officials say there’s no immediate solution and the helicopter company followed all the required rules to start the attraction.

The president of the company, Freddie Rick, says he’s willing to do anything he can to meet residents’ concerns and has changed the route of the flights to keep the noise down.

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