Tag Archives: Helicopter Rescues

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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WLBZ-TV Crew Member Airlifted After Fall on Katahdin Knife Edge

Dan Frye, a member of WLBZ-TV fell 10-12 feet off the Knife Edge on Katahdin and was airlifted off the mountain by the Maine Army National Guard Blackhawk medivac helicopter from the 126th National Guard Medivac Unit on July 15

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Army Called to Rescue Mount McKinley Who Was Acting Too Erratically for the Park Service

Two Fort Wainwright army helicopters were called to rescue a mountaineer on a guided Denali Climber who was acting “eratically.” The Park Service helicopter normally used in rescues was deemed unsafe for such a situation. The Park Service reported they … Continue reading

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