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Press Release
May 31, 2006
Blackhawk Helicopter from the Army National Guard to aid in search for missing man
One UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore. was launched at approximately 2 p.m. today, May 31, 2006. They are enroute to Skamania County, Washington where they will assist in the search for a 50 year old male who has been missing since May 26, 2006. The search area is in the vicinity of Trout Lake.
The Oregon Army National Guard is responding to a request from the Washington Emergency Operations Center.
The Blackhawk is piloted by Major William Cueltas and Capt. Jerry Brennan. Flight Medic is Staff Sgt. Pat Casha with additional crew chief of Staff Sgt. Mark Carter and Sgt. Chris Skidmore.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805