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#223721 - 05/16/11 07:57 PM Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1048
Loc: Channeled Scablands
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015070317_apwamissingtrooper.html

"WENATCHEE, Wash. ó

Searchers from Snohomish and Chelan counties are looking for an off-duty Washington State Patrol trooper missing on a hike in the North Cascades.

The Wenatchee World reports an emergency signal from Daniel Anderson was reported Sunday evening by the International Emergency Response Coordination Center in Houston to Chelan County dispatchers."

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#223728 - 05/16/11 09:57 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
He apparently had some gear with him, so I hope he holes up and waits for help, instead of doing something dumb. At least they have the location pinpointed. I hope.

Sue

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#223732 - 05/16/11 10:34 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3599
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hopefully he's got a good head on his shoulders and it stays that way so he can be found.
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#223772 - 05/17/11 05:11 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
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#223782 - 05/17/11 07:28 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: widget]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Quote:
Searchers have Daniel Andersonís destination because he sent his coordinates Sunday with an emergency signal, according to KIRO-TV.


Is that correct? He sent his destination? His current position, I can understand, but his destination?

Haven't they zeroed in on the location yet??? Why the delay?

Sue

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#223785 - 05/17/11 07:38 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: Susan]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2944
Loc: USA
SPOT sends his current position when he hits the 911 button. He probably told someone his destination in case something happened. In my opinion it's likely that some j-school grad wrote something completely off the wall.

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#223787 - 05/17/11 08:18 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: chaosmagnet]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6572
Loc: southern Cal
Note that the searchers are having some difficulty in accessing the area because of weather. A ground party trying to reach him is out of radio contact and the weather makes helicopters dicey.

When you rely on SPOT, just remember that self sufficiency may still be needed, since instant responses cannot be guaranteed. Apparently the individual sought is equipped, so this incident has a good chance of ending favorably. We just don't know yet.
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#223822 - 05/18/11 12:22 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
Lono Offline
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Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Trooper Anderson was airlifted out of the area late yesterday, alive and well. To those not familiar with the area, its remote, there's still an unusually high snowpack, over alot of avalanche terrain. Top it off, the Cascades took an inch or two of rain over the weekend, adding to an already high avalanche danger. All of which I believe contributed to Anderson's predicament and to the difficulty of his rescue.

Thanks go out to SAR - and SARs everywhere - who risked their own lives to make this rescue.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/122123649.html

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#223827 - 05/18/11 01:50 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
widget Offline
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Registered: 07/06/03
Posts: 550
Good to hear a happy ending. Another case of Spot working well. I would definitely own one if I hiked solo in the wild.
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#223834 - 05/18/11 02:59 PM Re: Search for hiking WA state trooper, used SPOT [Re: clearwater]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1076
Awesome. I'd love to hear the details on what went wrong and how he handled it.

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