Risk vs. reward – The human body is tough, but not designed to fall from heights. Pick your climbing trees carefully.
Fall from tree, leads to fall off cliff and severe trauma – http://www.azfamily.com/news/Critically-injured-hiker-rescued-from-Oak-Creek-Canyon-275939781.html
Canadian SAR teams skydive to reach victims!! – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sar-crews-drop-from-the-sky-train-in-labrador-1.2770279
Search continues for missing hunter – http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/search-efforts-continue-for-bozeman-hunter/28086704
Body of man cutting firewood found – http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/body-of-missing-stevensville-man-located/28057516
Injured fisherman rescued from trawler – https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/north-east/peterhead/347300/man-airlifted-from-peterhead-trawler-in-dramatic-rescue/
Injured hiker rescued – http://www.lex18.com/news/rescue-crews-on-scene-of-search-rescue-in-wolfe-co-
Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)
Body Found Near Alberta Falls
A man’s body was discovered Wednesday morning along the shoreline next to Glacier Creek at the base of a rock outcropping, roughly 200 feet down from Alberta Falls. Rangers reached the body about 30 minutes later and confirmed that he was dead.
There were no witnesses and the incident is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected. The man’s body was flown to a landing zone near the Glacier Basin Campground and was transferred to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.
Coast Guard rescue scuba diver – http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=1098506#.VB-Nu_nIL59
Flood waters claim another victim – http://www.oaoa.com/news/article_2cc8a9fa-402c-11e4-a517-0017a43b2370.html
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (CA)
Pilot Rescued After Plane Crash In Park
On Tuesday, September 16th, rangers participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year-old man from San Jose whose plane crashed in a remote area of Sequoia National Park. The plane was reported missing when it failed to arrive as scheduled in Lone Pine, California, on Monday afternoon.
The park was notified around 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning that a transponder signal had been traced to the Forgotten Canyon area of Sequoia National Park. At approximately 9 a.m., the wreckage was spotted near Funston Lake by the Civil Air Patrol and visual contact was made with the pilot.
The park helicopter was used to insert a parkmedic and investigators at the crash site. The pilot was treated and transported to the Ash Mountain helibase, where he was transferred to a waiting SkyLife air ambulance and flown to an area hospital.
The National Park Service is coordinating the investigation into the cause of the crash with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.
The California Office of Emergency Services and Tulare County also assisted with this search and rescue operation.
Injured biker rescued – http://www.themountainmail.com/free_content/article_ffbfd77e-3f47-11e4-984f-0017a43b2370.html
Three rescued from downed plane – http://www.dvidshub.net/news/142188/alaska-air-national-guard-rescues-three-downed-plane#.VB-LHfnIL58
Pilot still missing – http://arcticjournal.com/politics/1002/still-no-sign-missing-pilot
Deputy missing, swept away – http://kxan.com/2014/09/18/rescuers-searching-for-person-reportedly-swept-away-in-waters/