Welcome to another edition of Survival Weekly, where the real wilderness survival “reality show” plays out everyday, in the wild places around our world. These unscripted stories will give you insight to the true threats and challenges you may face in your outdoor pursuits. So sit back, relax, and read on to get a dose of reality to train your most valuable tool – Bigpig
College SAR team saving lives – http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/acb69a245a2f426fb31a2c43a5ea8ea7/FL–Student-Saviors/
Controversial debate on billing –
Stranded hunters rescued – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11345702
Injured hiker rescued – http://www.summitdaily.com/news/13468968-113/group-rescue-pitman-hiker
Zion National Park (UT)
Climber Dies In 80-Foot Fall
A 47-year-old climber from California died in an 80-foot fall on the afternoon of Sunday, October 19th.
Christopher Spencer was hiking with a fellow climber to the base of “Iron Messiah,” a technical 5.10 climb in Zion Canyon near the Zion Lodge which the duo planned to climb together. They were on an approach pitch in easy fifth class terrain when Spencer apparently fell backward, tumbling approximately 80 feet down the steep slope and striking a series of ledges. Spencer was not roped in and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Rangers were notified of the accident at approximately 11 a.m. via 911 calls placed by his partner and another witness. Park medics located and reached Spencer by noon. Due to the steep rocky terrain, rangers needed to belay the litter with three attendants down the scree field. Park medics and a requested Lifeflight medical crew stabilized Spencer during the almost three hour technical evacuation.
Spencer was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Lifeflight, where he succumbed to his injuries. This was the eighth climbing fatality in the park since 1983.
Water Safety –
Marines rescue Boy Scout troop – http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220068/Yuma-Marines-rescue-lost-Boy-Scouts-near-Colorado-River
Two boaters rescued – http://www.airmedandrescue.com/story/two-retrieved-corpus-christi-bay968
Body of missing sailor recovered – http://www.theolympian.com/2014/10/26/3391225/search-resumes-for-missing-man.html
Coast Guard rescues three – http://www.pressherald.com/2014/10/26/coast-guard-rescues-three-after-sailboat-capsizes-in-portland-harbor/
ATV rider found chillin’ at his friends house – http://www.havasunews.com/news/subject-of-search-and-rescue-located-at-his-friend-s/article_a5539604-58e7-11e4-b2bc-fb3650e5d84a.html
Helicopter crash – http://www.airmedandrescue.com/story967