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Press Release
August 14, 2010
Missing Hiker Found in Wallawa County Wilderness - Oregon Army NG Assists with Search and Transport
SALEM, Ore --An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter, called in to support the Wallawa County Sheriff's Office in a search effort for a missing hiker who was found late this morning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area, airlifted and transported the 80-year-old man to the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Ore. at 11:23 a.m. today.

The hiker's medical condition is unknown at this time.

The UH-60 launched from the Salem Flight Facility at approximately 7 a.m. this morning to assist in the search for a 80-year-old hiker who was reported missing at 8 p.m. Friday evening by another hiker in the area.

The Union County Sheriff's Department helped coordinate the search efforts along with the Oregon National Guard.

The Wallawa County Sheriff's Department is the lead agency who coordinated all search efforts.

For the Army Fact File on the UH-60 Black Hawk go to:
Contact Info:
Capt. Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department, Public Affairs Officer