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Press Release
July 07, 2005
Army Guard lauches two Blackhawks to Mt. Rainier
Two Blackhawk helicopters will depart the Army Aviation Support Faciloity, Oregon Army National Guard in Salem, Ore. at approximately 9:30 a.m today. They are enroute to the Ingraham Glacier on Mt. Rainier.
Four climbers have fallen into a crevasse at the 13,200 foot level. All have reportedly suffered injuries. A ground crew is enroute. The flight crews from the 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) will likely effect a hoist operation to retrieve the climbers from the crevasse and stabilize the climbers for transport.
Primary hospital for this mission will be Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington.
Kay Fristad
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard