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Sad news from the park

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2009, 06:39:53 PM »
Thanks for the report, Ay.  Easy to see why there was so much confusion initially.
A rough day in the park.

No doubt...a busy day, indeed. 

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Offline gabbytabby

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2009, 10:49:30 PM »
Well this sure explains a lot.  We were heading into the park late afternoon/early evening on the 10th and were quite surprised by the large number of border patrol vehicles coming out of the park as well as an Alpine ambulance screaming up 385.

There was a rescue along Pinnacles trail on the 12th, too.  As we were getting back to our cabin we passed a Ranger saddling up a horse and there was an ambulance backed up to the trail.  From what we overheard, it sounded like heat/dehydration related.  It's definately not the time of year to try to lighten your load by taking less water.

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Offline presidio

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2009, 01:15:02 AM »
When you listen to all the world bad talking the USA, including some of our own, makes you wonder why folks are willing to risk their lives to get to the U.S.

Because it's the best thing going. And, any position of leadership automatically becomes a target for naysayers and complainers. It's a time-proven tactic...point fingers elsewhere so folks are distracted by the misery around them at home. Things' here ain't perfect, by any means, but it beats the alternatives by a wide margin.

But, we need to heave off the pervasive climate of fear gnawing at us ever since 9|11. A lot of things now get done in the name of 'security' that really are scary and antithetical to the kind of nation we had before that day. We've become the Chicken Littles of nations and as a result a lot of erosion of freedom has occurred. That is a scary proposition when you think about it.


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Offline Undertaker

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2009, 09:14:49 AM »
I agree Presidio, once you give up any liberty, you will never get it back. :eusa_doh:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Offline Burn Ban

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2009, 05:44:21 PM »
the report ay! provided is a little disturbing.  in the midst of describing the death and emergency rescues of different parties in the park, the author (in the penultimate paragraph) feels the need to give a quick advertisement for the mountains and auto touring.

what's that?!

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2009, 06:00:27 PM »
the report ay! provided is a little disturbing.  in the midst of describing the death and emergency rescues of different parties in the park, the author (in the penultimate paragraph) feels the need to give a quick advertisement for the mountains and auto touring.

what's that?!
Yeah, that's a bit odd. I think they were just trying to keep the uninformed public from thinking the entire park is a death trap in the summer.

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Offline Undertaker

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2009, 06:31:49 PM »
Simple truth is anyplace can be dangerous to you health, and it is impossible to protect the public from themselves, park is no more dangerous than backing out of your driveway. Nothing is 100%. Keep alert all the time, everywhere. :nailbitting: :nailbitting:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2009, 07:30:41 PM »
the report ay! provided is a little disturbing.  in the midst of describing the death and emergency rescues of different parties in the park, the author (in the penultimate paragraph) feels the need to give a quick advertisement for the mountains and auto touring.

what's that?!

I totally agree...the "plug" did not fit well at all....

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Offline billholston

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Re: Sad news from the park
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2009, 10:56:52 AM »
http://home.nps.gov/applications/morningreport/morningreportold.cfm

Additional details:
"A twelve-year-old boy with a head laceration was taken by ambulance to Alpine. Interviews with other members of the group revealed that one of the party had been left in the desert. Agents immediately began tracking the groupís route in an effort to find him, with two helicopters searching by air. One of the pilots spotted the manís body about a mile-and-a-half east of Dug Out Wells."
The news said some were from El Salvador. Imagine if you will, how they made their way to Boquillas before crossing into the park. Hunger is a powerful thing.

 


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