DPS Aero Bureau Report – Early June 2022
Aero Bureau Report: We flew 16 missions this week.
Heat strokes, lost parties, missing individuals, 24 people hoisted from slot canyons.
19 were hoisted out of Sandthrax Canyon after being stranded for 30 hours.
After 19 hoists, a refuel, and 2 hours of blade time, we were pleased to find everyone was in good condition.
Please go prepared, know before you head out, and be safe.
The photos and videos below show portions of that operation from the hoist camera and a helmet camera.
“The helicopter crew that came to rescue the group is one of the most highly trained crews in the United States. Pulling these kids out of the hole was like threading a needle — that’s how they got them out.”Garfield County Sheriff Danny Perkins
Read a story from Fox News with more quotes from Sheriff Perkins, as well as quotes from Tactical Flight Officer Sgt. Napierski here.