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Oregon Guard Adds Helicopter in Search for Missing Brothers‏

Two anglers have been missing since Sunday; one is only 8-years old.

The Oregon Guard launched an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter to aid in the search for the two missing anglers.

(SALEM, Ore,) - The Oregon Guard reports that one OH-58 Kiowa helicopter piloted by Chief Warrant Officer Mike Cataldo was preparing to depart the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in Salem, Oregon at 12:30 PM, en route to Independence where it will join in the search for the two missing fishermen.

The Army National Guard Kiowa and crew is responding to a request from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The helicopter and crew were expected to be on scene no later than 1:00 PM today.

Kay Fristad with the Oregon Military Department says they will work closely with the Independence Police Department who is the Incident Command on the scene.

As first responders for this operation, The City Police will maintain command and control and has asked the Polk County Sheriff's office and the Oregon National Guard to assist in this search.

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