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#300195 - 10/14/21 02:43 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: Tjin]
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Originally Posted By: Tjin

*Dutch website.


Ah yes, no idea why wrote Norwegian, know .nl TLD is Netherlands.


Edited by Ren (10/14/21 02:44 PM)

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#300251 - 10/21/21 06:25 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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Cause of death announcement at 2:00 PM PDT

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/arti...ry-16549158.php

https://www.facebook.com/mariposacountysheriff/posts/240652671439058

Update:
Cause of death for the humans is hyperthermia and probable dehydration; for the dog is undetermined but heat related.

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#300252 - 10/22/21 04:59 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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Wondering if the infant was first to show problems of heat stress and the parents tried to get out of there. No mobile coverage. Should have had a PLB.

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#300253 - 10/22/21 05:45 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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That dayhike was doomed from the start now that we have more info on their gear/provisions. Yes, the child was probably most vulnerable followed not far behind by the dog, imo.

The dog cause of death being undetermined may be the result of knowing that anatoxin-a can kill animals and Oski was too decomposed to properly rule it out.

It is so tragic to see a group of 4 die this way that, in two months, I never saw one mention (over multiple websites) of that certain award given to those who make this type of mistake and don't make it.

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#300258 - 10/24/21 05:23 AM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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In that cause of death announcement it didn't really sound like they gathered more info than they already had. It was more like they threw up their hands and guessed heat.

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#300264 - 10/25/21 07:14 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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109 degrees that day.

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#300265 - 10/25/21 11:43 PM Re: Gerrish-Chung Family death on Savage-Lundy trail [Re: jshannon]
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With 35 assisting agencies to rule out a multitude of violent and nonviolent causes over two months in a group death in extreme weather where no obvious signs of foul play are seen, this case was probably one of the most thoroughly investigated deaths in my lifetime....that is hardly throwing their hands up.

Because of the circumstances, it was always going to be heat-related until proven otherwise, and 35 assisting agencies could not prove otherwise.

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