Idaho National Guard rescues two people in Yellow Pine

Idaho National Guard rescues two people in Yellow Pine

The Idaho National Guard assisted search and rescue teams in Yellow Pine on Wednesday, transporting two shed hunters to safety.

With the recent flooding, the rescue team has been hard at work.

A UH-60 Black Hawk crew from the National Guard’s 1-183rd Assault Helicopter Battalion responded to a call for assistance from the Valley County Sheriff Department. The call had been placed Tuesday night, but weather conditions delayed attempts until Wednesday moring.

The search crew was able to locate an injured 21-year-old man and his wife, who were trapped along the river.

A large boulder had rolled over the man’s leg, causing his injuries, but he was in stable condition when the paramedic arrived.

The man and his wife were transported to the Cascade airport, and from there, to the local hospital.

“National Guard Citizen Soldiers are just that, citizens of our local community who have committed to train and be ready to support our local communities and our nation,” said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mitch Watson, in a statement on Wednesday.

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