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#283280 - 01/11/17 05:19 AM Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2580
Loc: Alberta, Canada
This young fellow got lost -- and then showed a lot more sense than most adults. Gotta love it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scoti...woods-1.3917013

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#283281 - 01/11/17 12:45 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: dougwalkabout]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 197
Loc: Finland
Quote:
Next time he'll take a friend and a fully charged phone.
I would like to add a compass to that list.

PS. N.S. Does that stand for Nova Scotia?


Edited by Herman30 (01/11/17 12:47 PM)

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#283282 - 01/11/17 01:47 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: dougwalkabout]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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"I started to panic," he said. "I sat down for a minute, calmed down and I moved into this big clearing and sent my mom my coordinates."

"...it was starting to get dark and Josh was hungry and cold. He made a shelter and ate some spruce buds."

Smart guy! So glad this one ended well!
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#283283 - 01/11/17 02:33 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: bacpacjac]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
He definitely gets an "A." It would be interesting to know how precise those coordinates were. If they were anywhere near correct, reaching him quickly should have been routine....
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#283284 - 01/11/17 02:36 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
Good share. Good kid.

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#283285 - 01/11/17 03:36 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: dougwalkabout]
Quietly_Learning Offline
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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 163
More information. Very impressed with how well he kept calm and used what he knew.

http://www.thecoastguard.ca/news/local/2...-searchers.html

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#283286 - 01/11/17 04:28 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: dougwalkabout]
LCranston Offline
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Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 147
Loc: Nebraska
Coordinates, per second article
43.749949284717935 -65.364324605317

when you drop that into google maps
4344'59.8"N 6521'51.6"W

Latitude distances
Degree = 69 miles
Minute = 6068 Ft.
Second = 101 ft



Not an expert, but 43 degrees 44 minutes 59.8 seconds, that should be accurate within what, 50 feet or less? Or am I expecting too much from a cheap phone?

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#283287 - 01/11/17 05:33 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: LCranston]
bws48 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 812
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Google Earth view (satellite)for those coordinates shows a heavily wooded area.
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#283288 - 01/11/17 06:20 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: bws48]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5923
Loc: southern Cal
That kid did more than most (nearly all) adult victims who have been "mighty confused", in my experience. Bravo!!
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#283289 - 01/11/17 07:36 PM Re: Lost 11 Year Old - Pretty Savvy [Re: LCranston]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4554
Loc: SOCAL
Yep, drop that numerical sequence into the google earth search bar and it shows you a graphic presentation located WSW of Shelburne (closer to Birchtown), with the lat-long location to 1/10 of an arc second. That's fairly precise (not to be confused with accurate) and probably as good as you can expect from a cell phone. The fact that he was found and brought home based on that locating info is all the validation required imo. Dropping that numerical sequence into a text message shows good head-work.

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