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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Fairchild crews rescue snowmobiler


Last updated 2/2/2023 at 8:53am

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The 36th Rescue Squadron completed their 708th rescue operation in an area around Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, ID, on Jan. 3, according to a base press release.

An injured snowmobiler who had spent upwards of 18 hours outside in the 19-degree conditions, was rescued by two special-mission aviators along with paramedic Staff Sgt. Gina Harkness, according to the official press release.

“When I got to the ground, there was an amazing (civilian) team already there that had been taking care of the patient,” Harkness said. “They helped me load the patient an...

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