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Rescue chopper lost visibility against side of Ripinsky


January 20, 2011

As they lowered rescue swimmer Craig Powers 120 feet to pluck injured hiker Keith Hutchins off a Mount Ripinsky cliffside, U.S. Coast Guard crewmen lost visibility out their port and forward windows, then, several times, lost sight of Hutchins a...

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