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avatar Helicopter Rescue
May 12, 2009 09:33AM
Anybody know the typical cost? What it costs the person being rescued? Atypical for health insurance to cover it? What it costs the park service or the tax payers?

Trying to find a solid source on the subject is quite difficult (for me :p). I'm trying to write a research paper and the typical rescue cost would be a helpful tidbit to know.
avatar Re: Helicopter Rescue
May 12, 2009 10:01AM
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Anybody know the typical cost? What it costs the person being rescued? Atypical for health insurance to cover it? What it costs the park service or the tax payers?

Trying to find a solid source on the subject is quite difficult (for me :p). I'm trying to write a research paper and the typical rescue cost would be a helpful tidbit to know.


Here is a link with some information:
http://www.nowpublic.com/environment/yosemite-search-and-rescue-releases-2008-report

My quick websearch also yielded several other hits with useful cost information (NPS generally does not seek reimbursement, but may sue to recover if gross negligence can be established: http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/04/national-park-search-and-rescue-should-rescued-help-pay-bills ). If you want to replicate my search, download Copernic Agent Basic (a free metasearch engine) from <www.copernic.com> and use the words "helicopter rescue cost yosemite" for the search.

Here is what could be described as a "typical routine" rescue and cost:
http://www.friendsofyosar.org/rescues/missions/1-18-05.html



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2009 10:48AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Helicopter Rescue
May 12, 2009 02:47PM
Thank you very much. Hopefully some more good info can be contributed as well
Re: Helicopter Rescue
May 12, 2009 02:53PM
Maybe they can give you some info, directly...

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