Third Quarter 2009 Accidents/Rescues

Third Quarter 2009 Accidents/Rescues

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July 9th, 2009, 7:57 am #1

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July 9th, 2009, 7:58 am #2

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July 9th, 2009, 7:59 am #3

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

July 9th, 2009, 8:00 am #4

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

July 17th, 2009, 4:25 pm #5

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Nine climbers die of hypothermia on Mount Tomuraushi on Hokkaido, a tenth in a separate incident. Story from the Fresno Bee.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

July 21st, 2009, 1:30 am #6

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PHOENIX -- Authorities say an Alaska teen who had gone into respiratory arrest while on a hike at Phoenix's South Mountain Preserve has been taken to an area hospital.

Capt. Alex Rangel, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said Sunday that the 14-year-old and his family had been hiking for more than four hours when the teen began to act confused and wander off. Family members called for help at about 11:30 a.m., Rangel said, and about 30 minutes later, firefighters found the teen dehydrated and unable to breathe on his own.

Rangel also says the family had run out of water during the hike.

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

July 21st, 2009, 1:32 am #7

PHOENIX -- An Alaska teen who became disoriented then passed out after hiking more than 4½ hours Sunday at the South Mountain Preserve has died, officials confirmed Monday.

The 14-year-old was on a morning hike with family members and the group had run out of water, authorities said. He started to act confused, walked off an approximately 7-mile trail, then lost consciousness, said Capt. Alex Rangel, a Phoenix fire spokesman.

His family called for assistance at about 11:30 a.m. and it took firefighters about 30 minutes to find him on the trail, Rangel said.

By the time medics located him, the teen had stopped breathing and was without a pulse. He was transported to Maricopa Medical Center and was pronounced dead late Sunday afternoon, hospital spokesman Michael Murphy said.

The teen's family members were treated for dehydration.

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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 9:10 pm

July 22nd, 2009, 6:40 pm #8

I've lived here 17 years. South Mountain is five miles from my home, and things like this happen more often than you'd want to think. It's extremely sad. They were out for four hours on a day when the high hit 113, and breached 100 by 8 a.m. They had insufficient water. The adult(s) should be considered for negligent homicide. What a horrible way to go.

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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

July 26th, 2009, 9:25 pm #9

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From cnn.com: "Search teams combing the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona found a body on Saturday believed to be that of a missing 20-year-old hiker, the National Park Service said."
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July 30th, 2009, 1:45 am #10

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - The body of a man believed to be a missing 20-year-old Northern Arizona University student was found Saturday morning by a search team in the Bonita Creek drainage on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

A search team found the body believed to be that of Bryce L. Gillies at approximately 9:30 a.m., on the top of a 100-foot pour-off. The search had been narrowed to the Bonita Creek drainage area on Saturday after several personal items belonging to Gillies, including a backpack, were found nearby.

Park officials had launched a full-scale search for the missing NAU sophomore on Friday and brought in a search dog on Saturday to help search in the remote, rugged terrain of the North Rim.

The sophomore physics major from McLean, VA, was reported missing Tuesday after failing to return from a hiking trip along the North Rim.

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