|Oregon Army National Guard assists in search
The Oregon Army National Guard launched an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter shortly after 9 a.m. Christmas morning from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem to assist in the search for a woman missing since approximately 4 a.m. Dec. 24.
The Douglas County Sherriff's office is leading the search.
Typically used in counter drug operations in Oregon and as a command and control or observation airframe in combat operations, the OH-58 Kiowa is configured with state of the art equipment that give searchers unique capabilities.
The Oregon Army National Guard has assisted with dozens of search and rescue operations throughout 2005.
Capt. Mike Braibish
or cell 503.932.5805
Douglas County Sherriff's office