Biologists recovering from helicopter crash

Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010

LEWISTON, Idaho - An official with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said two biologists and a pilot injured in a helicopter crash in northern Idaho on Friday are being treated at a Missoula, Mont., hospital.

Jim Unsworth is deputy director of the agency and says the three are in good spirits and a full recovery is expected.

He says biologists George Pauley of Kamiah and Craig White of Boise have rib and back injuries, and that pilot Rick Swisher of Fairbanks has arm and back injuries.

He says it's unclear what caused the crash on the North Fork of the Clearwater River.

The biologists were attempting to dart wolves, elk and moose from the helicopter to put on radio collars as part of a research project on wolf predation.



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