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Logging accident near Elk River prompts helicopter rescue

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CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho -

A 36-year-old man had to be rescued by helicopter after a logging accident Wednesday.

According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Luke Pomme of Bovil was struck by part of a tree during a line operation and was in a difficult location for rescue.

Deary Ambulance, Deary Rescue, Life Flight Helicopter and Two Bear Air Helicopter also responded to the scene at the Weitas Creek drainage near Elk River.

Pomme had been treated by the logging crew before anyone else arrived. Pomme was packaged on scene and hoisted out by Two Bear Air and transferred to Life Flight for transport with unknown injuries.

His condition is not known at this time. 

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