Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer

quote [ People get injured in the mountains and back country, and we get them when no one else can. Even if all we can do is bring back their bodies. ]

Someone come and rescue me
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT]

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Mythtyn said @ 1:13am GMT on 13th Feb
I looked into doing search and rescue diving. Went and spoke with a couple of divers and decided i couldn't hack it after one said "remember, we dive with a few inches of visibility if we're lucky-usually its close to 0, trying to find a body by feel most of the time while trying not to impale ourselves on debris on the bottom of the river"... nope, nope, nope. Mad respect for them, but no way i could do it.
Space_1889 said @ 6:28am GMT on 13th Feb
After reading this, I realized there is a reason I don't go out and risk my life in extreme conditions. I think too much about my family and my friends, and I don't want them to be sad I'm dead too soon.

I'd rather they be glad I lived long enough to do all the things together we dreamed of...
cb361 said @ 11:35am GMT on 13th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
According to eggboy, it's okay if your loved ones are "clingy girlfriends or helicopter parents"
SkierTrash said @ 8:27am GMT on 13th Feb
I back county ski all the time and see SAR helis flying around often. We always hope it's a drill or a rescue cache resupply, but it isn't always

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