Survival Weekly – 3/4/15…

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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 – 

Meth and getting rescued don’t mix well. Injured SAR team member wins lawsuit – http://patch.com/california/lakeforest-ca/injured-search-and-rescue-volunteer-settles-suit-against-lost-trabuco-hiker

News – 

Northwest Alaska SAR reports – http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1509search-and-rescue_teams_have_busy_week

Winter Sports – 

Injured snowmobiler rescued http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=33627100

Another injured snowmobiler rescued – http://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Central_Okanagan/15/02/28/Snowmobiler_with_Serious_Back_Injury_Rescued_Near_Peachland

Hiking – 

Search ends for missing hiker http://www.cbs8.com/story/28199875/rescue-crews-continue-search-in-the-east-county-for-missing-hiker

Stranded hikers rescued http://www.8newsnow.com/story/28191782/metro-releases-chopper-video-of-search-for-stranded-hikers

Injured hiker rescued – http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/28214913/search-and-rescue-teams-help-hiker-at-tanque-verde-falls

Lost hikers rescued – http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/two-women-rescued-from-mangerton-mountain-in-kerry-1.2121814

Helicopter rescue of stranded climbers – http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/01/helicopter-assists-in-rescue-of-2-men-who-fell-down-hill-in-marin-county/

Injured hikers rescued – http://www.cknw.com/2015/03/01/66818/

Another injured hiker rescued – http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/03/03/dsc-search-rescue-team-helps-man-who-fell-40-feet-in-red-cliffs-recreation-area/#.VPfKF_lQMsM

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Hunter-gatherer – 

Stranded hunters rescued – https://www.adn.com/article/20150225/extensive-search-finds-interior-hunters-safe-after-two-nights-missing

Climbing – 

Injured climber rescued https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/502759/ben-nevis-rescue-effort-underway/

Stranded climber rescued http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=40699

Climber rescued – http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/03/01/3514154/climber-stuck-on-morro-rock.html

Water Safety – 

Two sailors rescued – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-27/two-men-rescued-after-boat-runs-aground-cape-barren/6268846

Coast guard rescues nine sailors – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/coast-guard-rescues-nine-sailors/article6952639.ece

Vehicles – 

Fatality at river crossing in Mammoth Cave – http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/Search-and-Rescue-at-Mammoth-Cave-National-Park-294909821.html

Multiple vehicle SAR’s – http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2015/02/28/county-search-rescue-busy-saturday-calls/24206407/

Stranded man rescued – http://elkodaily.com/news/search-and-rescue-team-locates-stranded-new-yorker/article_fac7b81a-7f93-50b9-b08c-00b6e382c7d4.html

Urban – 

Missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients –  

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