Tag Archives: Helicopter Rescues

3 Helicopter Rescues in June on Katahdin

There have been two helicopter rescues on Katahdin in two weeks. On June 23, 2014, a 60 year old man was airlifted by the Maine National Guard after falling 20 feet on the Dudley Trail. On June 12, 2014, a … Continue reading

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Profile of Bravo Company Which Does Helicopter Rescues on Rainier

KING has a nice item on Bravo Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that performs helicopter searches on rescues on Rainier.

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Mount Rainier NP Plans to Eliminate CH-47 Helicopter Rescues

Mount Rainier National Park officials are preparing to release a plan to eliminate hoist operations from military CH-47 Chinook helicopters for rescues. The helicopters were the fastest means of rescue but the process was also very risky at 15,000 feet. … Continue reading

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Helicopters Assist After 60 Stranded on Whitney After July 29 Flash Flood

Here’s a story about the helicopters that landed army personnel on the Whitney trail after a flash flood stranded 60 hikers on July 29. The hikers and army personnel eventually were able to hike out (although there was one hypothermia … Continue reading

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AS350 Helicopter Rescue at 19,833 Feet on McKinley

A Eurocopter AS350 B3 was involved in one of the highest-altitude rescues on record in May when it rescued an injured climber off Alaska’s Mount McKinley just below the summit at 19,833 feet.

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3 Mount McKinley Helicopter Rescues

Three helicopter rescues involved 37-year-old Zeljko Dulic of Serbia at 19,300 airlifted off the mountain in the “screamer suit” (line attached to helicopter), 22-year-old Sho Tamagawa of Japan (rescued same time as Dulc) and 20-year-old Masaaki Kobayasi of Japan who … Continue reading

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Record Tying Helicopter Rescue at 19,500 Foot on Mount McKinley

A man who broke his leg while descending Mount McKinley was rescued in what is tied to be the highest rescue on Mount McKinley.

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Helicopter Rescue on Mount Hood

A snowboarder disoriented on Mount Hood had to be rescued by helicopter.

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Teen Airlifted After Fall on Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington

Sean McCarthy, 17, was airlifted off Mount Washington after he fell about two-thirds of the way up the headwall on Huntington Ravine.

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Airlifted off Mount Hood

Lucio Barajas was airlifted off Mount Hood after breaking his leg on July 26.

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