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Minot AFB rescues two stranded Mont. motorists

Captain Matthew R. Sutliff, 1st Lt. Kyle B. Nelson, Tech. Sgt. Jason L. Fifield and Staff Sgt. Michael R. Wright are the 54th Helicopter Squadron crew members responsible for the successful search and rescue early this morning of two people in Savage, Mont. At around midnight the 54 HS received a phone call from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center requesting an aircraft with hoist capability. In Eastern Montana, an ice flow had caused the river to overrun its banks, trapping the two individuals in the bed of their truck. Rescue workers were on the scene, but unable to get to the stranded individuals due to large chunks of ice in the water. Both individuals were hoisted from the bed of their truck and carried to safety. (U.S. Air Force image/Senior Airman Stephanie Sauberan)

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