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#294896 - 02/24/20 01:48 AM Man crawls 8 hours for rescue
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2543
Loc: Big Sky Country
Pretty tough young man! A hiker broke his ankle hiking in WA and crawled 8 hours until he found cell service to call for rescue. shocked The 26 year old was hiking near Olympic National Park when he broke his ankle and couldn't continue. Not much detail in the article but we can safely surmise he wasn't carrying a PLB or didn't deploy one. I'm not sure what if any other safety gear he had. Depending on how bad he broke it he may have been able to use a SAM splint and trekking poles if they were available, hastening his rescue.

But it appears he made it out okay regardless.
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#294897 - 02/24/20 02:39 AM Re: Man crawls 8 hours for rescue [Re: Phaedrus]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
That’s very impressive!

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#294898 - 02/24/20 03:03 AM Re: Man crawls 8 hours for rescue [Re: Phaedrus]
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A SAM splint, all by itself, would not properly stabilize a messed up ankle. I use that term because in the field its really hard to distinguish between a broken and a sprained foot. in either case, it is best not to put weight on it.

Certainly must not have been a fun experience.
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#294899 - 02/24/20 04:55 AM Re: Man crawls 8 hours for rescue [Re: Phaedrus]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
Yeah, I dunno if he shattered it, etc. Trekking poles aren't the same as crutches either. Ultimately he survived so that's a win.
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