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GILA COUNTY, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Bryan Boatman, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, has been identified as the helicopter pilot killed while conducting firefighting operations in the Polles Fire in Gila County, Arizona on Tuesday.
Boatman, 37, was killed while flying supplies into the area in a helicopter crash near Payson on Tuesday afternoon.
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According to reports, Boatman was the only person occupying the helicopter, when for unknown reasons, the aircraft crashed on Tuesday.
Boatman was killed in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Gila County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census its population was 53,597. The county seat is Globe. Gila County comprises the Payson, Arizona Micropolitan Statistical Area. Gila County contains parts of Fort Apache Indian Reservation and San Carlos Indian Reservation – Wikipedia.
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