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Press Release
June 13, 2007
Oregon National Guard joins search for missing boy
The Oregon Army National Guard launched a helicopter from Salem just before 6 a.m. today to aid in the search for a missing seven year old boy. The Deschutes County Search and Rescue team led the search throughout the night and this morning will have assistance from the ORANG, the Civil Air Patrol, and rescue teams from Klamath County, Crook County and Jefferson County.

The helicopter, an OH-58 Kiowa, launched from the Army Aviation Support Facility 1 at McNary Airport. Used primarily as an observation or command and control platform, the OH-58 is a state of the art helicopter well-suited to the mission.

The boy was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Jun 12 while riding a black and red motorcycle at an off-highway vehicle area about 25 miles east of Bend. He was wearing black pants, a black t-shirt, and a red helmet.

The boy was camping with his family at the off-highway vehicle area.

OH-58 Kiowa fact sheet: http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/kiowa.html
Contact Info:
Capt Mike Braibish:
Office - 503-584-3886
Cell - 503-932-5805