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Survival Weekly – 2/3/16…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Fugitives call for rescue – http://www.click2houston.com/news/2-men-flee-authorities-beg-for-police-rescue-the-next-day

News – 

The cost of SAR in Maine – http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2016/01/31/outdoors-maine-cost-search-and-rescue-missions/1862697

Ongoing treasure hunter SAR – http://boingboing.net/2016/01/31/whimsical-treasure-hunt-turns.html

Flying submarine drone – http://www.gizmag.com/loon-copter-amphibious-drone/41485/

GPS can lead you astray – http://katu.com/news/local/gps-leading-drivers-astray-in-oregon-national-forests

Winter Safety – 

Lost skiers rescued – http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/3962064-151/deputies-volunteer-find-lost-teen-skiers#

Missing snowmobilers found – http://www.myyellowknifenow.com/11380/three-people-found-in-separate-behchoko-searches/

Injured skier rescued – http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/cops_courts/sidecountry-search-and-rescue-underway/article_dc42e955-5d95-5a27-ab00-5373d7749f52.html

Lost snowboarder found – http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d39d4accfecd4df089865bad24af6c3b/NV–Snowboarders-Found

Snowboarders found – http://mynews4.com/news/local/wcso-search-on-for-2-missing-snowboarders-on-mt-rose

Water Safety –

Rescue personnel rescued in rough seas – http://www.kgw.com/news/local/central-coast/teen-falls-from-a-cliff-at-cape-kiwanda-search-underway/30316947

Body of missing swimmer recovered – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/missing-swimmer-body-found-near-wharf-on-north-shore.html

Boater recovered – http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/man-whose-body-found-in-kenmare-bay-named-as-bill-topham-1.2517230

SAR for missing swimmer – http://www.ckwstv.com/2016/01/29/search-for-male-in-lake-ontario/

Water SAR – http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Major-rescue-operation-missing-man-River-Truro/story-28623392-detail/story.html

SAR recovers floating doll – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/massive-search-and-rescue-finds-its-victim-a-sex-doll_us_56a7a4ece4b0b87beec60d71?ir=Weird+News&section=us_weird-news&utm_hp_ref=weird-news

SAR for missing kayaker – http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160125/NEWS/160129723

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Hiking – 

Missing runner found – http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160130/NEWS/160139994

BORSTAR – http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/valley/article_f73dab76-c3e4-11e5-a632-bb1d088839de.html

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Duck hunter rescued – http://komonews.com/news/local/hunter-rescued-after-falling-in-columbia-river

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Avalanche kills five snowmobilers – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3424811/British-Columbia-avalanche-kills-five-men-ride-snowmobiles.html

SAR for missing mountain biker – http://patch.com/california/altadena/search-rescue-team-searching-missing-mountain-biker-0

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Survival Weekly – 1/21/16…

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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 i+n 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 for missing hunters suspended – http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Search-for-missing-Troy-man-downgraded-6771769.php

News – 

Moab deals with record number of SAR’s – http://kutv.com/news/local/moab-area-dealing-with-record-number-of-search-and-rescues

Winter Safety – 

SAR suspended for missing ski instructor – http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article55436725.html

Snowmobile rescues – http://www.kbzk.com/story/31001452/busy-weekend-for-search-rescue-three-rescues-of-snowmobilers-all-end-safely

Avalanche rescue – http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/14/world/search-possible-missing-skiers-avalanche-kills-three-off-limits-area-french-alps/#.VqG2Q_k4HIV

Snowmobile accident – http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/local/emergency-crews-assist-in-snowmobile-accident/article_e9cb0080-bc03-11e5-a3fd-33c33f88710f.html

SAR for missing skier – http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/01/17/search-for-missing-skier-at-sugar-bowl-resort/

Avalanche fatality – http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/cops_courts/deadly-avalanche-on-pyramid/article_ec238d8b-7ef7-5951-b5e4-dae5c49d82e1.html

Snowmobilers rescued – http://www.standard.net/Police/2016/01/19/Search-and-rescue-crews-attempting-to-get-to-snowmobilers-stuck-on-Bountiful-bench

Water Safety –

Victim recovered – http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/01/122542/body-recovered-water-during-search-teen-who-drowned-while-fishing

SAR underway on river – http://wbay.com/2016/01/17/day-2-of-search-for-missing-man-in-winnebago-county/

Hiking – 

Body of missing toddler found – http://www.people.com/article/tennesee-toddler-noah-chamberlin-found-dead

Search suspended for missing hiker – http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/17/search-called-off-for-man-believed-missing-in-acadia/

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

SAR for treasure hunter – http://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/18/colorado-man-missing-after-new-mexico-treasure-hunting-trip/21299079/

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Small plane crash – http://kutv.com/news/local/lone-pilot-survives-colorado-bound-plane-crash

SAR for missing Marines suspended – http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/01/19/life-rafts-found-12-marines-missing-after-crash/78994108/

Body of wigsuit flyer recovered – http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/27042639/article-Coconino-County-working-to-recover-body-of-man-who-died-while–Wingsuit-Flying—UPDATE-?instance=more_local_news2

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Survival Weekly – 1/12/16…

 

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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 i+n 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 – 

Woman lost for 5 days, rescued – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-13/woman-used-bush-craft-to-survive-5-days-lost-in-wilderness/7085780

Dog and visual tracking team rescue hunter – image above – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11570510

First hand account of getting lost and rescued – http://www.12news.com/story/news/local/arizona/2016/01/11/exclusive-hiker-describes-being-lost-superstitions/78657372/

News – 

Busiest year for mountain SAR team – http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/01/05/2015-busiest-year-to-date-for-kendal-mountain-search-and-rescue-team/

Frosted Flier – http://www.bonnyvillenouvelle.ca/article/4-Wing-personnel-participate-in-cold-weather-survival-exercise-Frosted-Flier-20160112

Winter Safety – 

Ice fatality – http://www.oliverchronicle.com/oliverosoyoos-search-and-rescue-called-to-help/

Skier rescued – http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/364129261.html

Winter rescue – http://ktla.com/2016/01/10/woman-51-hospitalized-after-being-found-by-search-and-rescue-team-in-snow-covered-area-near-wrightwood/

Water Safety –

Coast Guard rescuer gets rescued – http://www.wect.com/story/30923613/coast-guard-member-loses-consciousness-during-search-and-rescue-mission

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image: http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/364129261.html

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Duck hunter rescued – http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/man-rescued-dog-missing-after-boat-capsizes

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Stranded couple rescued – http://www.pqbnews.com/news/364255131.html

Boaters rescued – http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article54118225.html

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Survival Tri-weekly -1/5/16

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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 – 

911 call from rescued hunter – http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/donald-trump-heat-bill-clinton-36094578

Duck hunter fatalities – http://www.wfaa.com/story/life/people/2016/01/04/backroad-anthem-posts-tribute-to-craig-strickland/78280704/

 

News – 

New technology ill aid searchers – http://www.outsideonline.com/2043076/recco-rolling-out-year-round-rescue-system

Robot locusts for SAR – http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2015/12/robot-locust-can-traverse-rocky-terrain-and-assist-search-and-rescue

Sonar gloves – http://www.bidnessetc.com/60286-sonar-gloves-developed-in-japan-to-aid-underwater-search-and-rescue/

Cell phones and rescues – http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/30816288/cell-phones-are-improving-search-and-rescue-responses

Winter Sports – 

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Water Safety –

Hiking – 

National Park Rangers at Point Reyes National Seashore initiated a missing person search when they noticed a vehicle parked south of Pierce Point Ranch parking lot over two days beginning on January 1, 2016. After contacting family of the registered owner of the vehicle, a search was initiated on January 2 in the afternoon. By the next day, the search swelled to nearly 100 individuals from Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Marin County Fire, California Highway Patrolhelicopter, US Coast Guard helicopter, Sonoma County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Contra Costa County Sheriff Search and Rescue, San Mateo Sheriff Search and Rescue and California Rescue Dog Association.

After searching most of the morning on January 3, a body was discovered around 11 am north of Kehoe Beach. The Marin County Coroner’s Office has identified the body as 62 year-old John Son of San Jose, CA. Cause and manner of death are pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

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Image: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sumas-mountain-rescue-1.3383744

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Air ambulance crash – http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-survivor-medical-helicopter-crashes-arizona/story?id=35791487

SUV occupants rescued –  http://www.theprovince.com/technology/rescued+from+stranded+suvs+snowy+sumas+mountain+abbotsford/11619778/story.html

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Image: http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/27007543/article-Search—Rescue-dispatched-to-fatal-fall-at-Yankee-Doodle-Canyon-area–UPDATE-?instance=more_local_news1

Survival Weekly – 12/13/15…

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image: http://delrionewsherald.com/news/image_915b3640-9e99-11e5-8eb0-fb1523faf0ea.html

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 i+n 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 – 

Don’t be a Clark Griswold –  http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/family-stranded-while-looking-for-christmas-tree-rescued/36863518

Rescue during a rescue training.. Happened to us at Deep Creek once – http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/285131-161812-lost-hiker-rescued-during-multnomah-county-sheriffs-office-search-exercises-

News – 

CAA fines rescue pilot –  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11560797

Winter Sports – 

Missing snowboarders found – http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/361615161.html

SAR for missing snowmobiler –  http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/12/09/search-and-rescue-looking-for-missing-drayton-valley-snowmobiler

Water Safety –

Skinny dippers rescued – http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/74773622/police-rescue-skinny-dipping-teens-from-nelson-beach

Body of swimmer recovered – http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/74783674/police-and-search-and-rescue-hunt-for-missing-teenage-swimmer-in-napier

Body of missing boater found – http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2015/12/12/search-underway-missing-lake-wylie-boater/77203030/

SAR called off for missing swimmer – http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/coastguard-calls-search-man-spotted-10593596

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

 

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Image: http://www.ksby.com/story/30665325/man-and-dog-rescued-from-forest-near-santa-barbara-campground

Hunter-gatherer – 

Mushroom hunter found – http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/12/mushroom_picker_found_after_a.html

Missing hunter found – http://delrionewsherald.com/news/image_915b3640-9e99-11e5-8eb0-fb1523faf0ea.html

Missing logger found – http://www.thenewsguard.com/news/crash-otis-man-stranded-found/article_7b70a3d2-a1c9-11e5-a5d4-733c0185de24.html

Missing mushroom hunter found – http://kval.com/news/local/search-rescue-team-rescues-mushroom-picker-in-douglas-county-151207

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Kayaker rescued – http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/74910950/search-and-rescue-mission-launched-to-retrieve-kayaker

Missing cargo plane found – http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2015/12/11-wasaya-flight-missing-sudbury.aspx

 

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Survival Weekly -12/3/15

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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 i+n 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 – 

For Jackie!… Trackers follow missing hunter – http://www.bradfordera.com/news/search-continues-for-lost-hunter-in-cameron-county/article_ec77a99e-98a1-11e5-9ccf-ff16740f2ee4.html

News – 

Inside Oregon’s SAR program – http://katu.com/news/local/vast-majority-of-search-and-rescue-ops-done-by-volunteers

Winter Sports – 

Missing snowboarder rescued – http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/152868/A-freezing-rescue

Water Safety – 

SAR for missing swimmer – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/74523234/search-continues-in-raglan-for-missing-teen

SAR for missing boater – http://www.winknews.com/2015/11/28/crews-searching-for-missing-boater/

Missing sailor – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/benoit-searched-for-near-bissett-lake-1.3348130

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Image: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/152868/A-freezing-rescue

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

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Image: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/search-and-rescue-efforts-suspended-mt-cook/5/238486

Hunter-gatherer – 

Missing hunter rescued – http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/11/26/overdue-hunter-rescued-judith-basin-county/76425832/

Climbing – 

SAR suspended due to weather – http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/search-and-rescue-efforts-suspended-mt-cook/5/238486

Vehicles – 

 Stranded motorist rescued – http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Man-and-five-children-rescued-by-Search-and/ZDyHbuVm_0mAMyIbHS_idw.cspx

Stranded motorists rescued – http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/11/30/jla-crews-rescue-2-snow-bound-vehicles-stranded-hiker/#.VmEQ03bnvIU

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Survival Weekly – 11/26/15…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Moose hunters rescued (image above) –  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/moose-hunters-stranded-rescue-saskatchewan-hudson-bay-1.3329376

News – 

300 callouts in six months for helo base – https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/755481/rescue-helicopters-called-to-more-than-300-emergencies-in-north-in-just-six-months/

Winter Sports – 

Snowboarder rescued – http://fox13now.com/2015/11/18/search-and-rescue-dispatched-for-snowshoer-near-snowbird/

Water Safety –

Shark delays rescue team – http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/rescue-swimmers-search-for-missing-boater-after-vessel-capsizes-in-ventura-2502aff8-6057-27fc-e053-0-352471431.html

Divers rescued – http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/nine-scuba-divers-rescued-in-rough-seas-off-race-rocks-1.2111723

Body of swimmer recovered – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11546488

SAR for surfer called off – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/74357588/surfer-search-called-off

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Search for missing hunter continues – http://poststar.com/news/local/search-resumes-for-missing-hunter-in-horicon/article_8a965a34-6ce3-5b7b-aaca-31c32f510566.html

Missing fisherman rescued – http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-search-and-rescue-looking-for-lost-fisherman-at-rampart-reservoir/article/1563852

Missing crabber – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11549785

Missing hunter rescued – http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_00ae8984-931e-11e5-8832-d3ea49bd9966.html

Hunter rescued – http://www.krtv.com/story/30609309/malmstrom-helicopter-crew-rescues-hunter-in-judith-basin-county

Climbing – 

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image: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/755481/rescue-helicopters-called-to-more-than-300-emergencies-in-north-in-just-six-months/

Vehicles – 

SAR for missing boater – http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/11/16/search-underway-for-missing-wrangell-boater/

Stranded motorists rescued – http://www.koaa.com/story/30544973/el-paso-county-search-and-rescue-crew-travels-to-help-stranded-motorists-in-prowers-county

Body of missing jet skier recovered – http://abc7news.com/news/search-underway-for-missing-jet-skier-in-napa-river/1091112/

Cruise ship passengers rescued – http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Video-Royal-Navy-RAF-rescue-passengers-abandon/story-28205793-detail/story.html

Sightseeing helicopter crashes – http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/11/21/11/20/helicopter-carrying-seven-people-crashes-at-new-zealand-fox-glacier

Interested in learning skills to handle emergencies like the ones you read in Survival Weekly?  Check out BigPig Outdoors Survival  classes  – http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/survival-101-1.htm

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image: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/nine-scuba-divers-rescued-in-rough-seas-off-race-rocks-1.2111723