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Press Release
June 24, 2005
Oregon Army National Guard finds climber deceased
The Oregon Army National Guard recovered a climber from the east side of Mount Hood this morning. The victim was found deceased after what was described as an unsurvivable fall.
Soldiers hoisted the victim into a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and then took him to Mount Hood Meadows where he was turned over to officials with Hood River County.
The Oregon Army National Guard launched two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters at 8:55 a.m. today from the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in Salem.
The UH-60 Blackhawk is a state of the art helicopter capable of diverse missions. The helicopters flown by the ORARNG can be used for search and rescue missions, as air ambulances, for fighting forest fires, and a variety of other missions.
The Oregon National Guard provides the state with more than 8,000 Soldiers and Airmen who can respond to a wide range of emergencies
Capt Mike Braibish
503.584.3886 or 503.932.5805