|Oregon Army National Guard rescues hiker on Mt. Jefferson
Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Army National Guard rescued a 29-year old hiker from Mt Jefferson at approximately 12:30 a.m. The injured hiker was taken to Salem Hospital.
The Oregon Army National Guard launched a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Salem, Ore. airport at approximately 11:15 p.m. last night to aid both Lane and Jefferson counties which led the rescue effort.
This was the second rescue mission launched yesterday by the Oregon Army National Guard. Yesterday afternoon the Guard rescued a climber on Mt. Adams who had a compound fracture to his leg. The climber was taken to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital.
The Oregon Army National Guard has conducted or assisted dozens of rescues this year using UH-60 Blackhawks from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the AASF in Pendleton, Ore.
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