Lawyer Confirms Billionaire Coal Entrepreneur Died in Copter Crash

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A spokesman for the attorney of Chris Cline is confirming that the billionaire coal entrepreneur and his daughter were among the seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas.

Joe Carey is a spokesman for Cline’s lawyer in West Virginia, Brian Glasser. He says Cline and his 22-year-old daughter Kameron were on board the aircraft when it went down.

Authorities in the Bahamas have recovered seven bodies from the helicopter that crashed as it traveled from the island to Fort Lauderdale.

Cline worked his way up from West Virginia’s underground mines to become one of the country’s top coal producers and amass a $1.8 billion fortune.

He donated extensively to President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians.