Navy chopper rescues Scouts from Mount Como

Navy chopper rescues Scouts from Mount Como

27 August 2006

published by http://news.rgj.com


MOUNT COMO — An evacuation helicopter from the Naval Air Station in Fallon rescued three Boy Scouts and two adults from near the summit of Mount Como to move them safely away from a wildland fire.

The Scouts were on a backpacking trip into the wilderness area Aug. 18 when the fire was reported by one of the adults in the group who was carrying a cell phone.

The helicopter plucked all five people out of the meadow, where a Minden-based air attack was working on the fire. The fire’s cause is still under investigation by the state fire marshal.

Crews from Central Lyon County Fire District, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Division of Forestry responded.

The Longhorn 1 helicopter crew flew the group to the Dayton airport, where they were greeted by the state fire marshal and local law enforcement.


 

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