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Helicopter crash victims identified

The two Idaho Fish & Game fisheries biologists who were killed in a helicopter crash this morning in Kamiah have been identified as Larry Barrett, 47, of Lewiston, who’s worked for Fish & Game since 1985; and Dani Schiff, 34, of Lewiston, who’s worked for Fish & Game since 1997. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and to all employees as we go through this difficult time,” said state Fish & Game Director Cal Groen. Click below to read the department’s full news release.

Helicopter that crashed carried two Idaho Fish & Game biologists, pilot; two dead

This morning’s helicopter crash in Kamiah involved two Idaho Fish & Game fisheries biologists and a pilot; two people died, and one of the biologists was hospitalized in Orofino. Identification of the victims is being withheld pending notification of the families. Fish & Game reported this afternoon that the crash apparently was caused by a mechanical malfunction; it occurred near the Fish & Game office in Kamiah. The biologists were taking salmon redd counts on the nearby Selway River; the helicopter belongs to a Clarkston, Wash. company that contracts services to Idaho Fish & Game.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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