Wreckage and the flight nurse from the LIfeGuard medevac helicopter that went missing last week has been found in PWS. Providence is holding a candlelight vigil tonight (Sunday, December 9th) at 5 pm in Anchorage.
I wish to take a moment to remember the sacrifices of our Alaskan rescue crews. This is dangerous work and many of us go afield with the comfort of knowing that these people are there to help us during an emergency when we are far from the cities. The Soldotna-Kenai-Sterling area has lost three angels while they were trying to save another. Tonight, at 5:18pm, please take a moment of silence to honor these heroes.
News story on finding crewman's body:
Original story on the missing flight:
A message sent out by Providence Alaska this morning:
There is a candlelight vigil for the missing LifeGuard helicopter
When: Sunday, December 9th, 2007 at 4:45 p.m.
Where: Providence Region Building, Employee Parking Lot
Come light the night and offer prayers of hope and strength for the missing LifeGuard helicopter crew. Join members of the Providence family and local emergency responders for a candlelight vigil at the Providence Region Building employee parking lot on Sunday, December 9th at 4:45 p.m. We ask that participants begin to gather at 4:45 p.m.
The vigil will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m., with lighting of the candles to follow at 5:18 p.m., the time of the helicopter's last contact. It will last until 5:45 p.m., the time the helicopter was due to arrive at Providence.
The Providence Region Building is located at 3760 Piper Street in Anchorage, across from the Providence Health Park. Park in the visitor parking garage off Piper Street adjacent to the Providence Health Park. Volunteers will direct you to the vigil, which will be held in the Providence Region Building employee parking lot. Bring your own candles, and remember to dress warmly. Emergency services personnel are asked to come dressed in uniform. We regret that there will not be parking space for emergency apparatus. Employees who are scheduled to work at the PRB on Sunday are asked to park in the visitor parking lot on the north side or the parking garage at the Health Park.