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Press Release
July 01, 2005
Rescue delayed due to location of victim
The Blackhawk helicopter from the 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) Oregon Army National Guard sent to rescue a 40 year old female from the east face of Mt. Washington has placed a ground crew on the ground. Due to the location of the victim, the ground crew will relocate the victim to a location where the Blackhawk will be able to effect a hoist operation to take her off the mountain and to the nearest medical facility or medical carrier dependent upon her condition.
The victim was located at a site that precluded the use of the Blackhawk and a hoist operation to recovery her from the mountain. A ground crew from Linn County is moving her to a location in which the Blackhawk can then use the hoist to remove her from the mountain.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Kay Fristad
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard