Journalist and former ABC news anchor FORREST SAWYER was injured in a helicopter crash, the Travel Channel confirms.
In a statement to ET, Travel Channel President PAT YOUNGE says: "While filming a segment for the Travel Channel's Presidential Tour series late last week, a helicopter carrying host Forrest Sawyer and members of his production crew crashed into Lake Natron in northeast Tanzania. Thankfully, there were no fatalities in the crash.
"Program host Forrest Sawyer, and several members of a production crew from Beyond Productions, were injured. The show producer remains hospitalized in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is receiving additional treatment for a broken hip he suffered in the crash. The others, including Forrest Sawyer, are now safely home with their families. The pilot also received injuries, and was airlifted to Nairobi, Kenya, for treatment. Our thoughts are with them as they recover from their injuries.
"The Travel Channel would like to recognize the individual acts of heroism of the production crew and Forrest Sawyer, who helped get all the passengers out of the helicopter and safely to shore. Additionally, we thank the Masai people who assisted the crew members on shore following the accident."