A helicopter has crashed in Lake Nakuru shortly after take off from a hotel in the town.

Nakuru OCPD Joshua Omukata confirmed the incident saying they were waiting for a boat to conduct the rescue as the chopper crashed inside the lake.

Reports indicate that there were five people on board. Speculation has it that they are part of Jubilee Party’s and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s media team.

The aircraft had left Jarika County Lodge and sources say it was flying low before it crashed.

The chopper was to later ferry more journalists to a campaign rally.

Watch below as an eyewitness gives details of the event;