Memorial service marks third anniversary of Cougar helicopter crash

Andrew Robinson
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Church goers leave the George Street United Church on Tuesday night following the 3rd. annual memorial service for victims of Cougar Flight 491 which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean at 9:48 a.m. on March 12, 2009 claiming 17 lives and leaving one sole survivor Robert Decker.

Hundreds gathered at George Street United Church in St. John's Monday evening to mark the third anniversary of the Cougar Flight 491 helicopter crash.

Candles were lit during the memorial service as the names of the 17 people killed in the crash were read. Relatives of the dead stood up as each name was read, and the majority of those in attendance were on their feet by the time the last one was announced.

The service featured representatives from seven Christian denominations.

For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Telegram.

Organizations: George Street United Church, Cougar Flight 491

Geographic location: St. John's

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