Death from all forms of wildlife are right at the bottom

This article sums up what i was searching for = some stats on how folks actually perish in the outdoors. I suspect the figures for the NPs are representative of the general outdoors.

At least, they correspond with what I have observed in my SAR experience. Surprisingly, in southern Arizona,we experienced nearly as many fatalities from drowning as from falls; in 1981, we lost eight people in a flash flood that roared through a popular (and unregulated or supervised) recreational area. There was a near repeat of this incident just last year, with many people isolated and stranded, but thankfully, no fatalities.

Bottom line. Drive carefully, be thoughtful of possible dangers, sty away from the brink, and don't drive around barricades erected to keep you from driving into flooded streams.

Edited by hikermor (08/21/19 07:12 PM)
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