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Press Release
January 23, 2011
Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk rescues stranded woman in Hood River County
SALEM, Ore. -- An Oregon Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter team assisted Hood River Sheriff's office in rescuing a woman stranded in Starvation Creek State Park.

The individual was airlifted from a ravine and taken to Cascade Lodge to receive medical attention at approximately 9:45 p.m., January 22.

The MEDEVAC unit is based in Salem and returned from a deployment to Iraq last January. The unit spent approximately one year assisting with over 375 life saving missions, involving over 800 patients.

For the Army Fact File on the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter go to: http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/blackhawk.html.