All 19 passengers and crew have been accounted for, Aberdeen Coastguard said.
It is not yet known what their condition is.
It is understood the helicopter made a "controlled ditching" into the sea.
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However the vote goes, bonds of blood, history and geography mean the people of the Scottish borders will stay closely linked to England.
Alex Salmond could be hailed the future leader of a new country, but there is still no agreement on how an independent Scotland would work.
Corby has the largest Scottish exile community - although they are not entitled to vote, if they could it would be an overwhelming "No".