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A dramatic rescue of young Terrence Hallinan by a Hiller helicopter in 1949 helped the young Menlo Park company grow its business.

The 12-year-old youth was bucked from a horse in an area at the 8,100-foot level of Yosemite National Park.

Rescue attempts by the Navy and a Bell helicopter were unsuccessful but Jay Demming, the Hiller company's chief test pilot, plucked the boy from the mountain on July 31, 1949.

Photo courtesy Menlo Park Historical Association.

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