A roundup of true tales from the field..
Darkness falls – Don’t hike without headlamps, flashlights, and extra batteries – http://www.independent.com/news/2014/feb/17/six-exchange-students-rescued-mission-canyon/
A good example of a trip plan initiating a SAR response – http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/02/18/eda-search-and-rescue-find-missing-hikers-in-az-strip/#.UwqYq_ldX58
Injury – Ankle fracture, one of the most likely injuries you may encounter – http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_01c264da-9762-11e3-b0e0-0019bb2963f4.html
Mechanical failure – Should I stay or should I go? http://abcnews.go.com/US/idaho-families-walk-19-miles-stranded-snow/story?id=22560894
Lost – Skied out of bounds in heavy fog and had to spend the night out. http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/246609591.html