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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby mrfish » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:03 am

Hikers Are Thrilled To Be Home
Missing for five days. Rescuers eventually narrowed their location down to only one remaining possibility.
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby desertrat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:17 am

How rescued hiker survived days in the wilderness
Sounds like the guy was out of shape and hiked out a bit too far and was desperate for a shortcut on the return trip to his car.
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby tronagirl » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:53 am

CLMRG conducts numerous search and rescue operations
Recently two teens and an eleven-year-old girl were swept away by the Kern River.
According to KCSO, since 2000, 96 people have perished in the Kern River in Kern County. Kern County statistics show 52 were from the local area, while 39 were from out of town

https://www.ridgecrestca.com/news/20190626/clmrg-conducts-numerous-search-and-rescue-operations
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby panamint_patty » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:23 am

Discussing the dangers of the Kern River
The signs in this video say that 298 lives have been lost since 1968.
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby shotgunmary » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:43 am

At least six people have died this summer in the Kern River. 2017 was a big year with fifteen deaths and 2011 was also big with eleven deaths. The total since 1968 is over 300. It may not be the widest, deepest, or most amazing river in the world, but it definitely kills its share of people!
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby desertrat » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:46 am

Woman plunges to her death while taking pictures at Grand Canyon
It's not a video game. If you fall, you die.
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Re: Search and Rescue

Postby MojaveMike » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:56 am

Hiker survives 40 hours stranded in wilderness
This is like an advertisement for a satellite communication device. There are several available and they are small, light, and no problem to carry. It's about a $300 initial investment and then something like $15/mo after that. This guy could have been bitten by a rattlesnake or he could have suffered any of dozens of possible injuries. It might be a one in a thousand kind of situation, but an emergency signalling device is worth the cost as far as I'm concerned.
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