What to Know
- The life raft came crashing through the roof of the home at 14805 Northeast 10th Court shortly before 3:30 p.m.
- According to police, the raft belongs to the Royal Canadian Air Force, who was returning to Opa-locka Airport after an off-shore exercise
A life raft fell from a Canadian rescue helicopter and smashed through the roof of a northeast Miami-Dade home Wednesday, into the bedroom where a woman was sleeping, officials said.
The life raft came crashing through the roof of the home at 14805 Northeast 10th Court shortly before 3:30 p.m., Miami-Dade police said.
It landed in the home's bedroom, where Luce Ramo was lying in bed.
"When I saw that I was, like, shocked ... it was like BOOM!" Ramo said. "I don't know – somebody dropped something or I was thinking it was the fan."
She is glad to be alive.
"I say 'God, thank you' because I could die ,you see," Ramo added.
She sustained a minor injury.
"Our units found an inflatable raft, seating approximately six people. It had crashed through a roof, it landed in the bedroom of a house while an occupant was sleeping," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. William McAllister said. "Fortunately the occupant narrowly escaped disaster and sustained only minor injuries."
The raft belongs to a Royal Canadian Air Force rescue helicopter that was returning to Opa-locka Airport after an off-shore exercise, police said.
The Royal Canadian Air Force said it "intends to support the affected resident with immediate accommodations and other support."
"The matter is now under investigation by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Directorate of Flight Safety," the RCAF said in a statement.