Second Quarter 2008 Accidents/Rescues

Second Quarter 2008 Accidents/Rescues

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

April 6th, 2008, 9:42 pm #1

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

April 6th, 2008, 9:43 pm #2

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

April 6th, 2008, 9:50 pm #3

A 22-year-old female hiker was rescued after falling close to 50 feet over a cliff in the Colorado National Monument.

<a href=http://video.aol.com/video-detail/hiker ... 4817>Click here to play the video</a>.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

April 6th, 2008, 9:56 pm #4

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VAIL — Colorado's ski resorts set a grim record Saturday when a 32-year-old Denver-area man became the 17th skier or snowboarder to die on the slopes this season.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the <a href=http://www.vvmc.com>Vail Valley Medical Center</a> after a skiing incident on the intermediate run In The Wuides in Blue Sky Basin on <a href=http://vail.snow.com>Vail Mountain</a>.

A call came at approximately 10:50 a.m., and Vail Ski Patrol responded immediately.

The ski patrol provided advanced life support and transported the patient to an ambulance at the bottom of the mountain.

The skier was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Officials did not provide any other details.

The previous record for deaths was 16, set in the 2001-02 season.

<a href=http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_8825447>Click here to read the article</a>.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

April 6th, 2008, 10:03 pm #5

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ASPEN - Aspen native and snowboarder Wallace Westfeldt liked spinners, bonks and card tricks, according to one of his sponsors' Web sites.

He enjoyed powder days, sunny days, park days, big air, small air, winning and New Zealand, according to another Web site.

But Friday morning, the 22-year-old died just outside his hometown after jumping off a cliff in an out-of-bounds area called Tonar Bowl beyond the <a href=http://www.aspensnowmass.com/onmountain ... ands>Aspen Highlands</a> ski area, according to the <a href=http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/28>Pitkin County Sheriff</a> and <a href=http://www.aspendailynews.com>Aspen Daily News</a>.

The sheriff's office said it received a report of an unconscious skier at 11:34 a.m. But Westfeldt was on a snowboard, according to the Daily News.

"He was the most passionate snowboarder I've ever met in my entire life," John Lafferty, a local skier who attended high school and college with Westfeldt, told the Daily News. "He was just such a funny, charismatic guy, and the most humble person."

<a href=http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2 ... fall>Click here to read the article</a>.
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

April 10th, 2008, 12:11 am #6

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a physician from Charlotte fell to his death at the state park, home to Gaston (NC) county highpoint.

http://www.charlotte.com/217/story/572791.html
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April 19th, 2008, 3:12 am #7

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A man snowmobiling with his ex-Marine son and a friend fell when the cornice they were on gave way. Print story on kgw.com.

A video interview with the man who fell, his son who almost fell, and their friend who rescued the son is also on cnn.com.
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:48 am

May 1st, 2008, 1:31 am #8

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

May 8th, 2008, 1:28 am #9

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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

May 11th, 2008, 11:29 am #10

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A 28-year-old woman was killed in a freak accident while hiking on New Hampshire's Mount Lafayette:

FRANCONIA – A hiker climbing up Mount Lafayette yesterday afternoon was killed in a freak accident, when a huge boulder crashed from its perch and struck her.

Shu Qin, 28, of Shanghai, China, was staying with friends in Wellesley, Mass., and they were hiking up the Falling Waters trail in Franconia Notch, according to Fish and Game Lt. Todd Bogardus.

Qin and her brother-in-law were more than a mile up the trail at Cloudland Falls "when a large boulder broke off a ledge" and tumbled about 40 feet before striking her, leaving her with severe head injuries.

> The location of the tragedy (Google map)

With no cell phone service in the area, a member of the party ran back to the trailhead to summon help after the accident, which happened at about 2:30 p.m.

Conservation officers and volunteers from Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue were called out at about 4 p.m. and carried her out on a litter. She was taken to Littleton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Bogardus said snow and ice is still on the ground at that elevation, but he said last night he was at a loss to explain how it happened.

"It was an unfortunate accident," he said. "It's just tragic."

http://www.unionleader.com/pda-article. ... a9dc846dd1

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