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Northwest / Storm / Mt. Hood Rescue #853039

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The massive storm in the Pacific Northwest and the continuing search for 3 missing climbers on Oregon’s Mt. Hood despite the bad weather introduced; map shown.

(Mercer Island, Washington: Peter Alexander) The impact of the storm in Oregon and Washington reviewed; scenes shown of damaged buildings, cars and boats, downed trees and power lines, floodwaters. [2 WOMEN, resident Christina WATT†† – react.]

(Mt. Hood, Oregon: George Lewis) The operation to rescue Kelly James, Brian Hall and Jerry Cooke on Mt. Hood updated; scenes shown from the mountain; details given about the note they left at a ranger station. [304th Rescue Squadron Capt. Chris BERNARD†- reads the note.] [Searcher Cam AXFORD†- says we’ll inundate the mountain with search parties.] [Wife Karen JAMES†- says we know what we want for Christmas.] [Mt. Hood survivor Robert KNAPP†- says we have confidence they’ll come out alive.]

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Lewis, George

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