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Medical supplies fall from helicopter

Posted May 15, 2008

— A bag of supplies fell from a medical helicopter last week, and police on Thursday asked for the public to help locate the missing supplies.

A Lifeflight helicopter from Duke University Hospital was taking a patient from Cape Fear Valley Hospital to Duke University Hospital last Saturday afternoon when a blue duffel bag filled with pediatric medical supplies fell out, police said. The bag hadn't been secured properly before takeoff, they said.

The helicopter was in the area east of the All American Freeway along Raeford Road towards Robeson Street when the bag fell out, police said. Some people saw the incident and called the Fayetteville Police Department, but officers weren't able to find the bag.

Anyone who finds the bag is asked to call 911 to report it, and a police officer will come pick it up.


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  • taylor boy May 16, 2008

    Fire that crew chief! Replace him with an Army Warrant officer,

  • areadriver May 15, 2008

    There must be some "goodies" in that bag. I'm sure they have plenty more gauze and band aids.

  • Adelinthe May 15, 2008

    Guess it didn't clonk anyone on the head, or there'd be a lawsuit in the works already.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • HappyGirl08 May 15, 2008

    Well that makes you feel good doesn't it?? OH well, I'm sure if someone found it they probably kept it. No telling what was in the bag.

  • Just the facts mam May 15, 2008

    I hope they secure the patients...

  • medic208 May 15, 2008

    Oops! I'd hate to be the crew on this call..