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Helicopter Crashes During Search

October 4, 1999

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) _ An Air Force helicopter crashed during a mountain search for a 3-year-old boy, injuring five people.

The UH-1 Huey helicopter from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., had joined about 30 volunteers during the search Sunday.

The aircraft was equipped with gear that can detect body heat and was carrying four active duty Air Force crew members and one search-and-rescue crew member, officials at the air base reported.

The five suffered injuries including broken bones and bruises, and all were expected to make a full recovery, said Rulon Stacey, president of Poudre Valley Hospital.

The little boy was still missing today. Jaryd Atadero of Littleton, disappeared Saturday while on a hike with a group of family friends near Twin Lakes. His parents were not on the hike, said Larimer County Deputy Cindy Gordon.

She said temperatures in the area dipped to 25 degrees Sunday morning, but the boy was warmly dressed, ``so that gives us a lot of hope.″

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