Third Quarter 2011 Accidents/Rescues

Third Quarter 2011 Accidents/Rescues

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July 21st, 2011, 1:24 pm #1

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July 21st, 2011, 1:25 pm #2

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

July 21st, 2011, 1:28 pm #3

In a big snowmelt year, streams above waterfalls are even more dangerous than usual. Three hikers in Yosemite ignored warning signs and barricades and lost their lives at Vernal Falls on the Mist Trail.

Article with more details from the Fresno Bee.

Our prayers are with the families of these folks.
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July 21st, 2011, 1:28 pm #4

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July 21st, 2011, 1:29 pm #5

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August 2nd, 2011, 4:14 pm #6

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Rainy conditions may have contributed to the fall and death of a woman descending Half Dome in Yosemite. Further information in this article. This points out the importance of being willing to back off a climb under tenuous conditions.
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August 16th, 2011, 4:00 pm #7

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A Japanese exchange student fell into the river at the lip of Niagara Falls while posing for a photo. Recovery efforts are still ongoing. More info here.
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August 25th, 2011, 3:15 am #8

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Another climber fell from Half Dome, 17th fatality in Yosemite this year. According to CNN.com, the body was recovered at the base of Half Dome. Not clear whether the fall was from the dome to the top of the cliffs or all the way down...depends on what they meant by "the base."
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:12 am

September 14th, 2011, 5:57 am #9

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PHOENIX - The Missouri man who died while hiking with his friend in South Mountain Park on Sunday was identified by Phoenix police Tuesday.

Jeremy Barlow, 31, and his friend were in town for the Arizona State University and University of Missouri football game on Friday, according to Phoenix police and fire departments. On Sunday morning, they hiked in South Mountain Preserve.

The friends took some water with them and a map, but became lost in the 16,000-square-acre park, said Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department.

Walker said that the pair ran out of water about 11 a.m. The hikers became disoriented, and Barlow appeared to be suffering the effects of heat stroke. When the emergency call came in at 12:40 p.m., they were far back in the mountains.

Barlow was dead by the time rescuers arrived. The other man survived.

"He was weak, a little dizzy," said Walker, but added that he was not taken to the hospital.

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