BRADENTON BEACH — A helicopter carrying two men ended up in Sarasota Bay off the Coquina Beach South Boat Ramp on Saturday afternoon after apparently trying to make an emergency landing.

Two men were rescued from the crash without injuries, according to Longboat Key Police Chief Peter Cumming. The circumstances that led to the crash are under investigation.

The R22, a light, single-bladed helicopter, is owned and operated by Boatpix.com, a West Palm Beach aviation photography and training company.

James Rahming told SNN-TV that he and his co-pilot, identified by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as Josef Bakker, made an emergency water landing after losing power. They landed the chopper upright, Rahming said, but the floats lashed to its landing skids proved insufficient to keep it afloat and it overturned into the water.

Rahming, of Cortez, has held a commercial pilot license for two years, according to FAA records.

A Boatpix.com representative confirmed that Rahming is an employee with the company, and that the helicopter was owned by Boatpix.com.

Helicopters operated by the company, many of them the same R22 model or slightly larger R44 model, have been involved in several accidents, including one last year in Panama City Beach.

On May 2, 2018, according to the Panama City News Herald, a Boatpix.com helicopter nosedived into the Gulf of Mexico after trying to make an emergency landing. No one was injured.

Other Boatpix.com crashes were reported in Oaks Island Pier in Brunswick County, North Carolina, in 2012 and over Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, in May 2008, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Saturday’s helicopter crash follows one on Anna Maria Island in early January that injured the pilot.