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October 27, 2010
Oregon Army National Guard called to assist with injured hunter returns to home station
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter called in to assist Douglas County officials with the medical evacuation of an injured hunter successfully returned to home station.

Civilian rescue personnel were able to safely extract the injured 33-year old male hunter from the area without the assistance of the Oregon National Guard. The patient was transported via Life Flight helicopter to Sacred Heart at RiverBend.

Oregon Army National Guard's Charlie Co., 7-158 Aviation launched a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Maj. Charles L. Deibert Facility in Salem, Ore., at approximately 11:20 a.m. to assist with the extraction of the injured hunter. The aircraft returned safely to Salem at approximately 12:30 p.m.

"Oregon Army National Guard aviation units will continue to support search and rescue operations to the best of our ability throughout the state of Oregon," said Lt. Col. Mark Ulvin, facility commander. "Our operation follows the mantra of every Citizen-Soldier, in that, ‘when we are needed, we are there'."
 
Contact Info: Oregon Military Department Public Affairs: 503-584-3885.