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Quebec camera-man dies in helicopter crash

Aug. 5, 2009, Que. – Quebec cameraman, Hugh Haugland, who died in helicopter crash is remembered as a `tireless worker' and will be sorely missed.


August 5, 2009
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Aug. 5, 2009, Que. – Quebec cameraman, Hugh Haugland, who died in helicopter crash
is remembered as a `tireless worker' and will be sorely missed.

The network confirmed Haugland was killed with another man in a helicopter crash about 240 kilometres northwest of Montreal early on Wednesday.

He was gathering aerial footage of tornado damage to the town of Mont-Laurier during a tornado Tuesday.

"Hugh was, you know, a fantastic cameraman and a tireless worker with incredible passion for the news business and for the people that he covered," said Jed Kahane, CTV Montreal's director of news and public affairs.

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Kahane said Haugland was one of three cameramen he worked with closely during the nine years he spent as Montreal bureau chief.

"He worked in a business that was full of rushing around and tight deadlines but he always managed to find time to take care of people around him, those who he was covering that were suffering.

"He was a wonderful man and we'll miss him."

The 44-year-old is survived by his daughters Evie, 19 and Lianne 14.

The other victim of the crash was Roger Belanger, a veteran pilot in his 60s.

A witness to the crash told all-news channel RDI the chopper was burning after it crashed just off Highway 117 and that there was nothing to do save the occupants.


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