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July 16, 2002
1042nd Medical Company rescues hiker near Enterprise
 
Salem-At 10 p.m. on July 15, the Oregon National Guard received a life-threatening recovery request from Oregon Emergency Management. A medical crew from the 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) was dispatched from Salem to Horseshoe Lake, six miles south of Enterprise, Ore., to evacuate a hiker.

The hiker, David Wiyryck, 53, of Spokane, had been hemorrhaging from the nose since 2 p.m. on July 15. He stumbled across a dentist and emergency room nurse who administered initial treatment and determined Wiyryck would not survive ground evacuation out of the lake area.
 
The Blackhawk crew, Lt. Col. David Greenwood, Chief Warrant Officer 4 John Pospisil, Sgt. Patrick Casha, and Spc. Travis Davidson, air lifted Wiyryck to the La Grande airport where an ambulance was waiting for transport to a La Grande hospital.
 
Wiyryck is currently in stable condition at La Grande Hospital.
 
The National Guard flight crew is currently staged in Prineville for possible fire suppression support.

 
For more information contact:
 
Maj. Dan Hokanson
(503) 584-3930
(503) 869-4280 Cell