Survival Weekly – 2/11/15…

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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 survival tool. – BPO

Featured – 

SAR underway for missing rescuer – http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/02/06/search-delayed-for-canadian-forces-search-and-rescue-technician-missing-on-cirrus-mountain

News – 

Cosmonaut’s survival gun – https://medium.com/war-is-boring/soviet-cosmonauts-carried-a-shotgun-into-space-a9e7852c6da5

Ultimate rescue ATV? – http://theshrug.net/ghe-o-rescue-is-the-king-of-all-atvs/

SAR drone wins 1 million dollar prize, but only because Jeff Wadley didn’t enter his SAR dog deploying drone…  http://www.thenational.ae/uae/science/swiss-search-and-rescue-drone-wins-uae-competition

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Winter Sports – 

Missing snowmobiler – http://www.wcvb.com/news/missing-snowmobiler-found-dead-in-rutland/31142298

Skier rescued after two days in ravine – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/us-swiss-skier-idUSKBN0L818J20150204

Hiking – 

Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Search For Missing Man Scaled Back

The search for a missing 21-year-old Texas man has been scaled back due to a lack of clues as to his whereabouts.

Drake Kramer, 21, was last seen near Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim on Sunday, February 1st. He was reported as missing by members of his family on Monday. A six-day search for him ensued, but failed to turn up any evidence as to where he might be.

Rangers searched the South Rim developed area from Hermit’s Rest on the west side to Grandview on the east. Teams of searchers walked miles along the canyon rim, searched heavily forested areas, utilized dog teams, performed several over-the-rim technical searches, and conducted multiple aerial reconnaissance missions to support ground searchers.

With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the search will be scaled back to a continuous but limited mode in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area. Flyers with Kramer’s picture and description also remain posted at various South Rim locations. Anyone who may have information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the National Park Service Silent Witness Line at 928-638-7840.

A photo of Kramer may be found on a previous park news release at this link:http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/expand-kramer-search.htm .

Hiker rescued – https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/02/08/ccj-sar-team-performs-2nd-red-mountain-trail-rescue-in-2-weeks/#.VNvmBflQMsM

Lost hikers – http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/search-and-rescue-teams-looking-for-lost-hikers-in-diamond/article_6a4ecf17-c8f6-5e86-8d4a-61b7fa680f05.html

Missing hiker – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11400041

Missing hikers found – http://abc7.com/news/1-of-2-missing-hikers-found-in-mt-baldy-area/512890/

Hunter-gatherer – 

Climbing – 

Missing climber in Banff – http://www.660news.com/2015/02/06/search-is-on-for-missing-hiker-in-banff/

Water Safety – 

Vehicles – 

ATV riders rescued – http://anewscafe.com/2015/02/05/search-and-rescue-locates-stranded-motorists/

Missing planes, missing pilots – http://www.businessinsider.com.au/search-and-rescue-is-underway-for-two-planes-two-pilots-missing-in-queensland-2015-2

Urban – 

Missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients –  

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