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Search and Rescue Operations continue in Umatilla County (Photo) - 02/09/20

Sunday, February 9th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers and partner agencies are continuing SAR operations throughout the day.

Extraction operations will be taking place in the South Fork of Walla Walla River Rd up to Harris Park, and Mill Creek areas, for those who have requested assistance and are stranded due to flooding.  An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M-Blackhawk as well as a CH-47-Chinook will be assisting with extractions for those wishing to evacuate.

Volunteer Search and Rescue teams are currently conducting a ground search of the Thorn Hollow/Gibbon area with UTVs and will perform extractions if requested.

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Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M-Blackhawk  flight crew and members of Umatilla County Search and Rescue Volunteers get ready to begin rescue operations for community members who have become stranded due to flooding and have requested assistance. (Photo Courtesy Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

 

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