"The death of a mainland moose near Pictou on Thursday, Oct. 2, is being investigated by the Department of Natural Resources."
Big news around here. Thankfully we have a crack team of investigators.
"Department officials that spoke to media Thursday were not aware that the moose had fallen from the sling as the helicopter took off. The moose may have been ill, and may have died from a combination of stress, the tranquilizer, and the fall."
Ah, I am no Gil Grissom, but I think you can safely say that falling from a helicopter is the probable cause of death.