|Oregon Army National Guard rescues injured climber
Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Army National Guard rescued an injured climber early Sunday afternoon from Mt. Adams in Washington.
Using a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore., the aircrew flew to about 8,500 feet to perform a hoist extraction. In a hoist extraction, a harness is attached the subject who is then lifted by cable into the helicopter.
The climber sustained a compound fracture in one of his legs and is being taken to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital.
The Oregon Army National Guard has conducted or assisted dozens of rescues this year. The citizen-soldiers of the Oregon National Guard are highly trained and skilled professionals, ready to assist in either natural or manmade disasters or crises.
Maj. Arnold Strong, 503-584-3885
Capt Mike Braibish 503-584-3886, cell 503-932-5805
Kay Fristad 503-584-3917, cell 503-931-5179