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Gazette Premium Content Air Force crew from ND rescues 2 men in Montana

Associated Press Updated: March 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A helicopter crew from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota came to the rescue of two men stranded in a truck on a flooded road in eastern Montana.

The base says the crew with the 54th Helicopter Squadron had just finished a training flight about midnight Monday when they received the call for help. The four crew members flew to the scene near Savage, Mont., where the men had been stranded by river ice jam flooding for about five hours.

The crew hoisted the two men into the helicopter and flew them to the airport in Sidney, Mont., where emergency medical workers were waiting. The men were fine.

Capt. Matthew Sutliff says he's proud of his team.

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