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2 minutes 23 seconds ago What can we learn from the storms in Texas? by TeacherRO

Huge amounts of rain nearly shut down the state for 2 days -- What can we learn from this event?

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Yesterday at 03:05 PM Yet Another Body in the Grand Canyon by hikermor

This reminds me of a comment years ago by a Canyon staff member to the effect that at any given moment there were always at least two or three corpses awaiting discovery somewhere in Grand Canyon. She herself had stumbled across the body of a guy who had hung himself along the South Rim.

Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Airplane Wreckage Found Near Emerald Canyon

Members of a private boating trip reported the wreckage of an airplane to park rangers at Diamond Creek on May 20th. The boaters informed the rangers that they found the plane with human remains inside during a hike near Emerald Canyon.

Inclement weather prevented rangers from responding to the scene via helicopter until this past Sunday. They first recovered the remains, which await identification from the Coconino County medical examiner, then packaged the plane in a sling load and recovered it using a long line.

The wreckage matches the description of an airplane that disappeared in 2011. That plane, a red RV6 homebuilt experimental aircraft, was last seen at Grand Canyon Airport around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011. The NPS used both an airplane and a helicopter in search efforts at that time, covering 2,000 air miles over a 600-square-mile search area. Civil Air Patrol’s Nevada Wing, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center assisted in that search. Search activities continued on a limited basis after April 1, 2011.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.

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05/26/15 02:56 AM Drone use in search and rescue by TeacherRO

Seems like using drones is another tool in S&R -- anyone seen them in use or have good articles?

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05/25/15 11:18 PM Older couple, lost in car 2 weeks, 1 survives. by JeffMc


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05/24/15 02:55 PM Lessons Learned: Never Want To Be This Cold Again by Doug_Ritter

Stuart Bell was just going to spend an hour snowshoeing in Colorado, but things didn't go as planned. It was a very cold night...Stuart tells his tale and then analyzes what went wrong and what he might have done different. I then also takes a look at the survival experience and offers up some of his own advice.


Thanks to Stuart for sharing his experience that others may benefit from the lessons learned.

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