Unprepared overnight stay –
A young Ranger submitted this story and said it would be his “dream” rescue. http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2014/03/26/5-hikers-rescued-on-appalachian-trail/6942665/
Backcountry snowboarder spends the night out and hikes to safety – http://www.kcra.com/news/snowboarder-25-missing-in-sierra-backcountry/25260392
Vehicle stuck and stranded in snowstorm, teens take refuge in a cabin http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/03/31/eda-stranded-teens-sought-refuge-snow-kolob-mountain-cabin/#.UzyfgPldX58
Arches National Park (UT)
Visitor Sustains Serious Injuries In Hundred-Foot Fall
On March 12th, a 22-year-old man who had scrambled to the top of a rock fin near the park’s primitive loop was standing on a rock that crumbled under him, causing him to free fall about 100 feet to the dry wash below and inflicting critical, life-threatening injuries.
Two visiting paramedics rendered care and were able to communicate using the campground host’s radio, who was on a hike and responded to the scene.
A team of maintenance, road crew, fee, reservation and resource personnel, some of them in the vicinity, were lead on a rescue operation by visitor and resource protection staff. The injured man was packaged and carried out a quarter mile on a litter to a waiting helicopter and then flown to a hospital.
The rapid response contributed to the saving of the man’s life.
Falling rocks – http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/1932499-151/briefing
Broken leg while skiing – http://globalnews.ca/news/1238725/1238725/
Small plane crash and fatality just 10 minutes in the mountains 10 minutes from my house – http://www.wate.com/story/25051744/location-of-missing-plane-pinpointed-in-monroe-county