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March 18, 2010
Oregon Army National Guard assists in search for missing four year old in Curry County
 
SALEM, Ore. (Mar. 18, 2010) – The Oregon Army National Guard has launched an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter to Curry County in support of the Curry County Sherriff's Office search for four year old Zoey Dorsey, who was reported missing Wednesday afternoon.

The search is centered around an area about two miles east of Brookings near the Chetco River.

According to the Brookings Police Department, Dorsey was reported missing from her residence at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, located at the top of Mountain Drive.

The Oregon Army National Guard's OH-58 helicopter lifted off from Salem at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The aircraft is equipped with Forward-Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) technology, which allows the pilot to find persons by distinguishing their body heat from trees, terrain and other obstacles. It also improves visibility both at night and in adverse weather conditions.

The Curry County Sheriff's Department is the lead agency coordinating all search efforts. They are planning to hold a press conference at 12:00 p.m. today, at the Brookings Police Department located at 307 3rd Avenue, Brookings, Ore.

For the Army Fact File on the OH-58 Kiowa go to: http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/kiowa.html 

See the attached press release from the Curry County Sheriff's Office for more details on the search.
 
Curry County Press Release 
 
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, State Public Affairs Officer, (503) 584-3885.
Or via email: stephen.s.bomar@us.army.mil