"Lucky" men survive NSW helicopter crash

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Two "extremely lucky" men have only minor injuries after surviving a helicopter crash on a beach near Newcastle.

NSW Ambulance responded to reports a helicopter had crashed on Stockton beach, north of the Hunter River in NSW just before 11am on Saturday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene to assess the two men in the helicopter.

The two men, believed to be in their 60s, were treated for lacerations and grazes but did not require transport to hospital.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Lauren Lowrie said the men managed to down the helicopter away from other members of the public.

"Both men were extremely lucky to escape with very minor injuries," she said.

"If more people were around, this could have been a disaster."

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