Rescue and Recovery of Lost Hikers


JANUARY 2022


RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF LOST AND INJURED HIKERS

Why Hiking Preparation Is Important

Video: Officer Adam Cheney New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game “Hikers Not Prepared For Terrain” July 2018

Unprepared Is A Common Theme In Mountain Rescue

Current News Stories

www.CrescentValleyWeekly.com: 3/18/21 – Deadly Consequences Possible When Hiking Unprepared, By CV Weekly

www.whdh.com (News Boston) 8/7/21 – 7 Unprepared hikers helped off Mt. Hedgehog in dark, Associated Press

Los Angeles Times 1/13/20 Unprepared hikers rescued from Mt. Baldy area, By Jaclyn Cosgrove

Straight.com 10/26/20 Three rescue missions conducted for unprepared and lost hikers, including two individuals whose clothing froze solid, By Craig Takeuchi (Canada)

BurlingtonFreePress.com 11/5/19 Walking a trail: Here’s the top reason unprepared hikers need to be rescued, By Ryan Mercer

NewYorkUpstate.com 10/20/10 Lost, unprepared hiker relies on cell phone for light, falls and hurts knee: Forest Ranger rescues, By David Figura

Kansas.com 11/11/20 Blizzard traps unprepared hikers wearing shoes and jeans, Colorado rescuers say, By Brooke Wolford

Patch.com 10/19/20 Five hikers unprepared for weather changes rescued on NH mountain, By Jeffrey Hastings

NSNews.com 10/26/20 Unprepared hiker rescued from Hanes Valley, By Jane Seyd (Canada)

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