Tag Archives: Helicopter Rescues

2 Rescues in 2 Weeks on Borah

Kenneth Lissner of Tampa was airlifted from Borah on Wedneday, August 10 after he used his satellite phone to report he was hypothermic at 12:30 a.m. Two Bear Air Rescue from Kalispell, Montana picked him up at 6:15 a.m. and … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

19-Year Old Granite Peak Climber in Critical Condition

Thomas Craig Pfeifle, 19, of Rapid City, was airlifted near the summit of Granite Peak on Monday, August 8, following an accident and is in critical condition after being moved to Seattle. He was rescued at 12,200 feet of the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Helicopter Rescue on Mount Hood

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

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment