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April 22, 2010
Oregon Army NG Helicopter Assists in Search for skier at Yeon State Park in Multnomah County
 
SALEM, Ore -- The Oregon Army National Guard is supporting the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in a search effort using an OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter at Yeon State Park in Multnomah County in the Columbia River Gorge.

The OH-58 launched from the Salem Flight Facility at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday morning to assist in the search for a 60 year old accomplished hiker who left for a hike Wednesday afternoon and never returned. His family reported him missing later that evening when he didn't return as expected.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Department is the lead agency coordinating all search efforts.

For the Army Fact File on the OH-58 Kiowa go to:
http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/kiowa.html.
 
 
Contact Info:
Cpt. Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department, Public Affairs Officer
503-584-3885