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Press Release
May 17, 2005
Army National Guard launches UH-60 Blackhawk in rescue effort in Skamania County, Washington
At approximately 7:15 p.m. today, one UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and crew will depart the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore. enroute to Skamania County, Wash. A hiker has slipped down an embankment of more than 200 feet near the Wind River. The Army National Guard crew will effect a hoist operation to extract the person and transport as necessary.
At this point we have no information about any injuries or the gender of the hiker.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Kay Fristad
State Deputy Public Affairs Officer