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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
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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: 185
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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"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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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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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: 155
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: 139
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: 781
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: 5642
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: 4411
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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