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In the Line of Duty
Thomas Hayes, 41 - Salmon, ID
Thomas Hayes Pilot Salmon-Challis National Forest Salmon, ID Age: 41 Gender: Male Status: Wildland Contract Date of Incident: July 21, 2022 Date of Death: July 21, 2022 On Thursday, July 21, 2022, Pilots Thomas Hayes and Jared Bird were fighting the Moose fire in Idaho when their helicopter crashed into the Salmon River. Both pilots were transported to the hospital, but died from their injuries a short time later.