FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flagstaff Medical Center’s air arm is stepping in to
help with search and rescue missions in northern Arizona at a time when the
state Department of Public Safety’s Flagstaff-based helicopter is grounded much
of the time because of budget constraints.
Recent search and rescue missions flown by Guardian Air included when a
parachutist was killed near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado
Another recent mission delivered search-and-rescue personnel into Meteor Crater
when a man jumped a fence and leapt into a mineshaft.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported that the DPS’
Flagstaff-based Ranger helicopter alternates being operational with the DPS
helicopter based in Kingman.
Likewise, DPS helicopters in Phoenix and Tucson take turns being operational in