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Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
November 15, 2012 05:26PM
It really works!

From the Napa Valley Register:


Two 19-year-old teenagers were rescued Wednesday evening from the Oat Hill Mine Trail near Calistoga with the help of the Napa County Search and Rescue team and a California Highway Patrol plane, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson said.

A CHP plane was dispatched shortly after the hikers used a cell phone to call for help at 5:47 p.m. after getting lost off the trail, Anderson said.

The plane spotted the hikers at 6:50 p.m. and a Napa County Search and Rescue team, knowing the hikers’ GPS coordinates, hiked into the area, he said.

Search and Rescue volunteers found the man and the woman at about 9:30 p.m. and led them out of the area, he said. The teenagers, whose hometown is unknown, were not injured.


(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)



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avatar Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
November 15, 2012 06:41PM
Quite a few years ago (prior to widespread GPS adoption) I remember reading about some duck hunters in the SF Bay marshes who got lost when a not-well-forecasted dense fog descended while they were hunting. They called 911 and rescuers periodically asked them to fire their guns into the ground so they could find them.

In general, though, I wouldn't suggest relying on it, lots of places in the Sierra aren't in 'line-of-sight' to anything non-wilderness, much less a cell tower.
avatar Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
December 02, 2012 12:50AM
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balzaccom
(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)

Am I missing something? How is a nineteen year old not a teenager?

Chris
Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
December 02, 2012 08:57AM
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ckm554
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balzaccom
(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)

Am I missing something? How is a nineteen year old not a teenager?

Chris


No need to say both, because saying both is redundant, and you don't need to say everything twice, because that would be redundant.



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avatar Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
December 02, 2012 11:04AM
This reminds me of a news item I read yesterday about a young girl that was beheaded AND murdered for refusing a marriage proposal.
Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
December 02, 2012 05:44PM
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Dave
This reminds me of a news item I read yesterday about a young girl that was beheaded AND murdered for refusing a marriage proposal.

and let that be a message to us all

Keep your head on your shoulders.



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avatar Re: Cell phone to the rescue...at least when you have coverage
December 02, 2012 01:43PM
Ok, guess I was missing something! Makes perfect sense. smileys with beer
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