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Press Release
July 13, 2005
Army Guard to launch Blackhawk for rescue near Detroit
At the request of Oregon Emergency Management and Marion County Sheriff's office, the Oregon Army National Guard will launch one UH-60 Blackhawk to French Creek Bridge near Detroit, Ore. The Blackhawk should be in the air by approximately 4:45 p.m. with travel time to the location to be approximately 20 minutes.
A 60 years old female is reported to have broken her ankle will need to be taken from the area to a medical facility
Piloting the aircraft are Chief Warrant Officer 2 Wayne Steenson; and Capt. Jerry Brennen; flight medic is Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hoggard; and crew chief is Staff Sgt. Mark Carter.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Kay Fristad Deputy
Public Affairs Officer
Oregon National Guard