First Quarter 2007 Accidents/Rescues

First Quarter 2007 Accidents/Rescues

Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

January 8th, 2007, 4:30 am #1

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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

January 8th, 2007, 4:31 am #2

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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

January 8th, 2007, 5:06 am #3

SAN PEDRO, CA - The body of <a href=http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-foo ... #00>USC</a> kicker <a href=http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-foo ... html>Mario Danelo</a> was found Saturday at the bottom of <a href=http://www.sanpedrochamber.com/champint ... .htm>Point Fermin Park</a> cliffs in <a href=http://www.sanpedro.com>San Pedro</a>.

Danelo, 21, was missing for at least a day, according to USC officials, before his body was found. Rigor mortis had set in by the time authorities reached the scene Saturday night.

"It's extremely sad," USC special teams coach <a href=http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-foo ... 0.html>Sam Anno</a> said. "No.1, because of the person that Mario was and the kind of guy he was. And also because of the kind of player he was; he worked hard at his craft and succeeded.

"I'll never forget the first game this season when Arkansas tried to burn him with three timeouts and he still nailed a 44-yarder. That was Mario in a nutshell."

Park visitors spotted Danelo's body at 4:37 p.m. and about 40 firefighters responded to the scene, about 200 yards west of the Point Fermin Lighthouse.

Firefighters led police down a 120-foot cliff to the body.

<a href=http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_4965599>Click here to read the article from the Los Angeles Daily News</a>.

SAN PEDRO, CA - Foul play probably was not a factor in the death of USC kicker Mario Danelo, whose body was found about 120 feet down a rocky cliff in San Pedro, police said today.

"It was fairly apparent that this was either an accident or suicide," said <a HREF=http://www.lapdonline.org>LAPD</a> Lt. Paul Vernon.

Danelo's brother said today that "it was an unfortunate accident."

<A HREF=http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-danelo ... ines>Click here to read the article from the Los Angeles Times</a>.
Mario Danelo (1985-2007) died on Saturday, Jan. 5 when he fell down a steep cliff
overlooking the coast of southern California. Danelo is the son of former NFL kicker <a href=http://www.databasefootball.com/players ... LJOE01>Joe Danelo</a>
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

January 10th, 2007, 10:55 pm #4

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From NPS Morning Report
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Man Rescued Following Leap From Rim

Rangers conducting a DUI enforcement operation in South Rim Village in the early morning hours of January 1st attempted to stop a Toyota sport utility vehicle for traffic violations, but the driver refused to pull over and accelerated away when the patrol vehicle’s siren was activated. The license plate on the Toyota came back to a 2003 Saab. The rangers pursued him for about eight miles on Highway 64 (Desert View Drive) until the driver came to a sudden stop at the Thor’s Hammer overlook, jumped out, ran toward the rim of the canyon, and disappeared from view. The rangers followed his tracks to the rim and discovered that he had gone over the edge. A technical rescue was begun. The 23-year-old man, who had sustained only a minor injury, was found about three hours later approximately 600 feet below the rim in thick vegetation covered by ice and snow. Rangers reached him via two separate technical lowerings, then short-hauled him from below the rim to Highway 64. He was taken by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was treated for an ankle sprain and released. He was then taken to the Coconino County detention facility, where he remains detained following an initial appearance on multiple charges. Nineteen park employees and a pilot were committed to the rescue, which took more than 10 hours to complete. Rangers determined that the man had stolen the vehicle from a dealership where he’d been employed in Florida but that the theft had not yet been reported. He’d come to the Grand Canyon to commit suicide. [Submitted by Michael Nash, Incident Commander]
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

January 10th, 2007, 10:58 pm #5

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From NPS Morning Report
January 8, 2007
Shenandoah National Park (VA)
Search For Missing Hiker

On January 2nd, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department contacted the park and asked that a search be begun for a missing man. Leo Leger, 35, had last been seen on the evening of Monday, January 1st. The vehicle he was reportedly operating had been checked by rangers earlier that morning in the Panorama parking area, and surveillance tapes showed that he entered the park around 10 p.m. on Monday evening. An initial search was conducted around the spot where his car was found with the assistance of a Park Police helicopter. A significant number of park employees and volunteers, including ground searchers and dog teams, were involved in the operation. On January 5th, Leger’s sister, who lives in Madison, West Virginia, called the park and reported that Leger had just arrived at her house. The search was terminated following a telephone interview. Leger said that he’d left the vehicle and traveled at night. He walked about 30 miles to US 33, then left the park, walked to Lexington, and caught a ride to his sister’s house. Chief ranger Gordon Wissinger was incident commander. Participating in the search along with NPS employees were personnel from the Virginia State Police, Albemarle County Sheriff’s Department, Appalachian Search and Rescue, Top of Virginia Search and Rescue, and Rockingham/Augusta Search and Rescue [Submitted by Ed Clark, Deputy Chief Ranger]
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

January 10th, 2007, 11:00 pm #6

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Blue Ridge Parkway
Family Of Four Survives Airplane Crash

On Saturday, December 30th, a 1963 Beechcraft Musketeer carrying a family of four crashed near Lane Pinnacle on Blue Ridge Parkway. They suffered only minor cuts and abrasions in the accident and were able to walk out via the Mountains to Sea trail. The pilot of the plane, which was en route from Columbus, Ohio, to Orlando, Florida, said that he’d run into heavy fog and was trying to get under it when he hit the side of the mountain. NPS personnel and members of the Reems Creek, Barnardsville and Buncombe County fire and rescue squads found the accident site and escorted the family out. FAA and NTSB investigators are reviewing the incident with the pilot. [Submitted by Tim Francis, Pisgah District Ranger]
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

January 10th, 2007, 11:01 pm #7

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NPS Morning Report
January 3, 2007
Big Bend National Park (TX)
Stranded Hiker Uses PLB To Summon Help

On the evening of December 30th, the U.S. Air Force notified the park that a personal locator beacon (PLB) signal had been received from a backcountry location within the park. Rangers headed to a backcountry campsite about six miles from the coordinates given by the PLB and found a vehicle registered to a visitor who had a solo hiker permit for that zone of the park. Two rangers then hiked to the approximate PLB coordinates, but were unable to find anyone in that area. They were joined by another team of searchers and a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter the following morning. The crew of the helicopter homed in on the 121.5 MHz distress transmission from the PLB within minutes of arriving on scene and soon spotted the hiker, who was waving a space blanket at them. He had “cliffed out” on the side of Elephant Tusk peak, but gave the helicopter crew a thumbs-up signal indicating that he was okay. Although the helicopter was unable to land, the crew directed searchers to the man’s location, then ferried rope and climbing equipment to the rangers on scene. They climbed to his location and helped him down. The man told rangers that he’d attempted to climb to the top of Elephant Tusk the day before. He’d cached his backpack, tent and sleeping bag and had made the ascent carrying only a space blanket, food, water, a whistle, an LED light, and a PLB. After topping a 40-foot chimney, he decided to turn back – only to find he couldn’t climb down from his location. He spent the night on a 6-foot by 50-foot ledge wrapped in the space blanket, with his PLB tied to a bush to keep it from being blown away by high winds. Overnight temperatures were just below freezing. This incident marks the first time in Big Bend that a PLB has been used by a hiker to call in rescuers. Without the PLB and assistance from the DPS helicopter, it would have been extremely difficult to find and rescue the man in a timely fashion. The PLB probably saved his life. [Submitted by Mark Spier, Chief Ranger]
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January 26th, 2007, 12:55 pm #8

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

February 7th, 2007, 11:00 pm #9

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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

February 7th, 2007, 11:00 pm #10

From KLS tv

A man ice climbing in Provo Canyon fell hundreds of feet to his death today.

The victim is not originally from Utah, but has been residing here for awhile. His death today appears to be an accident, while he was ice climbing in Provo Canyon.

The man and his climbing partner were climbing this morning on this ice, just west of Bridal Veil Falls, in an area known ironically as the "Stairway to Heaven."



Exactly what happened is not known, whether the ice failed or it was an equipment malfunction, but somehow the man fell from the third tier of ice down to the second tier of ice, which amounts to more than 200-feet.

The victim was wearing protective clothing, but the fall was too much and he died before rescue crews could reach him.

Dennis Harris, Utah County Sheriff's Office: "We have a lot of professionals who come up here and ice climb, it's been a very popular spot for years, but at the same time we respond up here to a lot of injuries and so you just have to be extremely careful and make sure you have the right gear when you come up here."

Provo Canyon is known around the world for ice climbing. The steep and tall canyon wall, along with the waterfalls that create the ice and the fact that the sun never hits the ice during the winter, is what makes it so ideal. In fact at the time of today's accident, there were four climbers from Korea who were also on the ice.

Authorities say the victim was a very experienced ice climber. He was 32 years old.
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