One victim of Saturday's Grimes County helicopter crash has been released from St. Joseph Regional Health Center, while one remains hospitalized.
Wayne Bomstad, 71, of Weatherford, a participant in the filming of a hog-hunting reality show, was released over the weekend, according to hospital staff. Jacob Oliver, 36, of Montgomery was the pilot of the helicopter and remains hospitalized in fair condition.
According to investigators, the Robinson R-44 helicopter was hit by a strong gust of wind and struck a tree Saturday afternoon. The Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
The helicopter was participating in filming a hog-hunting show known as Hunt Wicked Close TV, a program featured on the Hunt Channel, which airs as part of a partnership with the Angel Two Network on the Dish Network satellite service. The channel is also available on Roku.
Hunt Wicked Close TV has not responded with a comment by press time.