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Press Release
July 01, 2005
Blackhawk to transport 40year old female climber to Bend Trauma Center
Due to the time required to relocated the female climber to a location where the Blackhawk Helicopter from the 1042nd Medical Company Air Ambulance, Oregon Army National Guard could effect a hoist operation to take her off Mt. Washington, the Guard chopper will transport the victim the the Bend Trauma Center. They will then refuel in Redmond in are expected to arrive back in Salem, Ore. at approx. 1 a.m.
Due to darkness, Lifeflight was unable to wait to transport the climber to a medical facility
Kay Fristad
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard