Survival Weekly – 11/11/14…

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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 sharpen your most valuable tool. – BPO

Featured – 

Good write up on missing teen hunters –  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Borrowed+boat+wilderness+skills+likely+saved+missing+teens/10368937/story.html

Inside thoughts from a NSW search –  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/11/10/4125210.htm?site=centralwest

News – 

Don’t step on that roach!! It might be a rescuer –   http://nypost.com/2014/11/07/cockroaches-might-one-day-save-your-life/

High tech dog communication harness – http://kuow.org/post/innovation-harness-could-allow-dogs-humans-communicate

Hunter/Gatherer – 

Missing elk hunters found – http://fox13now.com/2014/11/10/missing-hunters-rescued-in-provo-one-with-minor-hypothermia/

Missing moose hunters found – http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4990017-missing-teens-rescued-from-saskatchewan-lake/

Missing deer hunter found – http://www.kptv.com/story/27346166/after-2-days-with-no-survival-gear-lost-hunter-emerges-in-douglas-co

Hiking – 

Injured hiker rescued – http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/11/08/student-got-lost-hiking-rescued/

Climbing – 

Climbing fatality in Utah – http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/search-and-rescue-crews-responding-to-fall-in-bell/28748/8tKAKdofikCKPZ2AHBdSmQ

Water Safety –

Gateway National Recreation Area
Efforts To Revive Man On Wrecked Sailboat Prove Fruitless

On the afternoon of October 30th, rangers from the park’s Sandy Hook Unit received a call from park dispatcher Kim Eubanks regarding an unconscious man who’d washed up onto the shore at Echo Beach.

Rangers Dustin Parker, Romale “Orlando” Lovelace, Adam Hubert, Ryan McLeod and Acting Fire Chief/Ranger Frank DeLuca responded.

Lovelace, who arrived within three minutes of Eubanks’ call and was the first on scene, advised that a sailboat approximately 25 feet long had crashed onto the shoreline.  The NPS ambulance arrived on scene within six minutes. Mutual aid was also requested from Sea Bright Fire and EMS and from Monmouth and Ocean County paramedics.

With the assistance of the bystander who reported the incident, Parker and Lovelace removed the man from the sailboat and onto the beach.  They immediately began CPR on the victim and utilized an AED, but were unsuccessful in their attempts.

Rangers worked with the Monmouth County medical examiner, US Coast Guard, and the New Jersey State Police Marine, Major Crime, and Crime Scene Units on the investigation.

Preliminary results have shown that the death was caused by a medically-related issue prior to the vessel crashing onto the shoreline.

SAR team recovers body after boating accident –  http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Search-and-Rescue-Mission-at-Highland-Lake-282081271.html

SAR underway for missing boater – http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1411/S00170/search-rescue-incident-invercargill.htm

Vehicles – 

SAR continues for missing truck passenger –  http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/126351/Weather-hampers-search & http://www.terracestandard.com/news/281946141.html

Urban – 

Search for dementia patient – http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/clay_man_still_missing_after_renewed_search_efforts_investigation_continues.html

Interested in learn skills to handle emergencies like the ones you read in Survival Weekly? Check out BigPigOutdoors Survival 101 class  – http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/survival-101-1.html

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