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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A sad update on the helicopter accident

The three contract firefighters injured in Tuesday night’s helicopter crash in Trinity County have been identified by their company.Eight firefighters and one helicopter crew member are missing and believed dead, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.The injured, all Grayback Forestry Inc. employees, are Jonathan Frohreich, 18; Rick Schoeder, 42; and Michael Brown, 20, company spokeswoman Leslie Habetier said this afternoon. They are believed to be from Medford, Ore. Grayback is located in Merlin, Ore.Frohreich is in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Brown is in serious condition at Davis, and Schoeder is in serious condition at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.The helicopter pilot who was injured and taken to UC Davis has not been identified.

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