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Trailsend
06-09-2010, 09:21 PM
Did anybody hear about the Ohio hiker that was recued after after being missing for three days. A very lucky man!!


http://www.pressherald.com/news/hiker-rescued-in-baxter-after-two-day-search_2010-06-01.html

rockin rex
06-10-2010, 07:42 AM
When should someone be charged if they have to be rescued??? Who decides accident or stupidity??

KSearl
06-11-2010, 07:55 AM
That's a great question. What kills me is the people that go in unprepared. It is one thing if you are prepared, and unforeseen circumstances arise (twisted ankle, asthma attack, etc.), but when you go into the woods not preparing for the typical climatic change or without the proper navigation equipment, I think you should be billed every penny for a rescue effort. A few weeks back, there was a story regarding hikers on Monadnock that needed to be rescued. I'm not sure I would consider their cell phone flashlight as preparation equipment!

WMUR Story
Couple Rescued From Mt. Monadnock
Mass. Couple Became Lost On Mountain After Dark
POSTED: 11:20 am EDT April 30, 2010
"KEENE, N.H. -- New Hampshire officials said a couple is safe after they were guided off Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey after they became lost on the mountain after dark.
The Cheshire County Sheriff's office said David Campbell, 35, and Carrie Campbell, 43, of Gilbertville, Mass., called 911 at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday to say they had become lost on the mountain and only had the light of a cell phone to guide them.
Officials said the two set out to hike the mountain at about 2 p.m. Thursday, but couldn't reach the top before dark, and they got lost on the way down.
The Campbells were located by rescuers at about 11 p.m. and they were escorted off the mountain.
Officials said the hikers weren't prepared for being on the mountain after dark."