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Press Release
August 11, 2005
Army National Guard prepares to launch UH-60 Blackhawk to assist in search operation
At the request of the Oregon Emergency Management responding to a request from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Army National Guard is preparing one UH-60 Blackhawk to launch at approximately 2:30 this afternoon. They will depart from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore. enroute to Cascadia State Park near Sweet Home, Ore. They will assist in the search for a 26 year old male reported to be mentally disabled who became separated from his family while on a camping trip.
Cascadia State Park is approximately 15 miles east of Sweet Home.
The Linn County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency in this operation.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Kay Fristad
 cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
  cell 503.932.5805