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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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Survival Weekly – 8/16/15…

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 – 

Jet skier ercounts ordeal – http://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2015/08/12/missing-highlands-jet-skier-tells-ordeal-and-rescue/31526305/

Dehydration kills couple in desert – http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/08/us/new-mexico-french-deaths/index.html

News – 

Search & Rescue for sale – http://www.wired.com/2015/08/search-and-rescue-for-sale/

P-SAR in Grand Canyon – http://azdailysun.com/news/local/clueless-hikers-still-a-puzzle-to-rangerrs/article_4667a32b-d591-53d1-bf94-80be0aad57c0.html

Rescues in Rainier on rise – Go get ’em Tabi-cat!! – http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/rescue-calls-mount-rainier-national-park-increase-sharply

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Water Safety – 

Kayaker’s body recovered – http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/body-of-missing-kayaker-found-in-shortts-lake-1.2519154

Tragic teen drowning –http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/mother_of_teenage_boy_who_died_at_a_lake_in_thorpe_st_andrew_says_the_loss_is_devastating_1_4192668 h

SAR for missing boater – http://globalnews.ca/news/2159453/young-woman-drowns-in-harrison-lake/

Kayakers rescued – http://www.sequimgazette.com/news/321577091.html

Drowning victim recovered – http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Search-and-Rescue-Crews-Searching-Lake-Bryan-for-Missing-Man-321156301.html

SAR for canoeist – http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/search-continues-in-possible-drowning/article_bcf08ddd-2202-5feb-b222-db17d0107e9d.html

Hiking – 

Yellowstone National Park (ID,MT,WY)
Hiker’s Death Confirmed As Caused By Grizzly Attack

Results from an autopsy conducted on Monday afternoon revealed that Lance Crosby, a 63-year-old Billings man, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a bear attack.

Results from genetic (DNA) analysis of bear hair samples collected next to Crosby’s body confirmed the adult female grizzly bear that was captured at the scene on the night the body was discovered was the bear involved in the fatal attack. Additional evidence that this female was the bear involved in the attack included the following:

  • The bear and cubs were at the attack site when Crosby’s body was found by park rangers
  • Bear tracks of a female with cubs were found at Crosby’s body
  • This bear was captured at the fatality site within 24 hours of the body being found; and
  • Canine puncture wounds inflicted on the victim are consistent with the bite size of the female captured at the site.

Based on the totality of the evidence, this adult female grizzly was the bear involved in the fatality and was euthanized yesterday. An important fact in the decision to euthanize the bear was that a significant portion of the body was consumed and cached with the intent to return for further feeding. Normal defensive attacks by female bears defending their young do not involve consumption of the victim’s body.

Arrangements have been made to transfer the bear’s two cubs to a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The AZA sets strict standards for facilities with regard to animal handling and care. Details of this placement are still being finalized. The facility is expected to make an announcement on Friday.

“As managers of Yellowstone National Park, we balance the preservation of park resources with public safety,” said Superintendent Dan Wenk. “Our decision takes into account the facts of the case, the goals of the bear management program, and the long term viability of the grizzly bear population as a whole, rather than an individual bear.”

The area closures, including the Elephant Back Loop Trail and Natural Bridge Trail will be lifted today.

Bees, screen shots and maps – http://www.thenewsguard.com/news/high-tec-rescue-two-people-rescued-at-cascade-head/article_904bf0ea-428d-11e5-90d3-abbaa9909d00.html

Hiker stays put, gets rescued – http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/hiker-gets-lost-stays-put-and-waits-for-rescue/article_9bc005bb-c3d4-5e89-854c-fe5719a97b1d.html

body of missing boy found – http://abc7chicago.com/news/body-of-missing-boy-5-found-by-searchers-in-az-/919829/

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

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Hunter-gatherer – 

Search for missing angler – http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/rescue-operation-underway-kerry-coast-6253369

Climbing – 

Climber rescued – http://www.aspentimes.com/news/17648846-113/climber-rescued-from-maroon-bells-after-fall

Climbing fatality – http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35985589&nid=148&fm=most_popular&s_cid=popular-5

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Image: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/search-and-rescue-for-sale/

Vehicles – 

 MVA with technical rescue – http://www.kamloopsbcnow.com/watercooler/news/news/Kamloops/15/08/14/Kamloops_Search_and_Rescue_Recover_Two_Bodies_Near_Spences_Bridge

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

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Survival Weekly – 7/7/14

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Television would have you believe, survival is about alliances, tiki torches, and eating gross stuff. The “real” reality show that plays out everyday in our wild areas, is about making good decisions and having the right mentality, equipment, and training for your chosen endeavor.

Contrary to the TV show intros, the wilderness is not a big, scary thing waiting to devour you. Millions of people spent time outside this week and only a handful of stories make it on here. Survival Weekly is posted not to scare people from heading outdoors or poke fun at the victims, but to use the stories as a learning tool. Awareness of threats, stories of success, bad decisions, and heartbreak all bolster and train the mindset that is so important in a wilderness emergency.

This week’s stories feature three incidents involving illness related to high altitude. Even if you aren’t planning on climbing Everest, knowing the signs and symptoms of these illnesses are important if your summer plans take you over 8000 feet. More information can be found here:  http://www.altitude.org/altitude_sickness.php

Hikers with altitude sickness rescued –  

Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)
Injured Man Rescued From Sky Pond Area

On the night of Saturday, June 28th, a 21-year-old man activated his personal locator beacon (PLB) near the Continental Divide after suffering a tumbling fall and getting stuck in a location where he could not move up or down.

The PLB showed his general location to be west of the divide below the Taylor Peak – Powell Peak ridge line. Rangers were eventually able to speak with him and had him call 911 from his cell phone to enable the GPS on his phone to narrow down his location, which was found to be above Sky Pond.

A hasty team of search and rescue members left the Glacier Gorge Trailhead early Sunday morning. One team member was flown to the summit of Thatchtop Mountain. The man was located about 1500 feet above Sky Pond and 500 feet below Thatchtop Mountain in a steep, scree area with loose rocks.

The man was assessed and treated and then evacuated to the trailhead. He was taken by a family member to a local medical facility for treatment.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue Team members were assisted by Rocky Mountain Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue.

Fishermen rescued from canyon – http://www.kmvt.com/news/local/Search-Continues-For-Missing-Hiker-In-Jerome-County-265215151.html

Paraglider rescued from tree – http://www.kval.com/news/local/Helicopter-rescues-paraglider-from-tree-265587161.html

Stranded ATV rider rescued – http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.netnewsledger.com/2014/07/04/peawanuck-man-rescued-after-atv-breakdown/

Climbing fatality – http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/young-climber-plunges-600-feet-to-his-death-in-the-cairngorms.24680416?utm_source=www.heraldscotland.com&utm_medium=RSS%20Feed&utm_campaign=Scottish%20News

Man rescued in remote area vehicle crash – http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/man-rescued-from-remote-area-near-pine-needle-creek-1.1899345

Jet skiers rescued by Coast Guard – http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/71047/teens-rescued-from-lake-erie-2

Boy rescued from surf, another still missing – http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/updated-coast-guard-suspends-search-for–year-old-in/article_00e8970a-4988-53e7-8a44-63da225c0dfa.html My 12 year old step-daughter wonders why I make her tread water so much in our lake. The rescued boy in the story treaded water for 34 minutes

Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Visitor Dies On Bright Angel Trail

Park dispatch received a report late last Sunday morning of CPR in progress on a park visitor just above Three-Mile Rest House on the Bright Angel Trail.

Bystanders began CPR and were soon assisted by park personnel who responded from up trail. The park’s helicopter was diverted from another medical call at Indian Gardens and arrived soon thereafter. Personnel onboard provided advanced life support resuscitation, but efforts to save the 62-year-old man proved unavailing.

The man was hiking out the canyon after completing a commercial river trip. An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the park and county medical examiner.

Hiker rescued from cliff – http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_22a86098-0227-11e4-9eb3-0019bb2963f4.html

Hypothermic hikers rescued – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-06/two-stranded-mount-bogong-bushwalkers-lucky-to-be-alive/5575110?section=sport

Quarry claims teenager – http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25949982/search-and-rescue-underway-at-milford-quarry

Missing boater recovered – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/body-of-missing-boater-recovered-from-spednic-lake-1.2693758

SAR for diver hampered by rip tides – http://www.king5.com/news/local/Search-and-rescue-resumes-in-Bremerton-for-diver–265399131.html

Body recovered in National Forest search – http://fox13now.com/2014/07/06/summit-county-search-crews-look-for-missing-provo-man/