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Posted: 18/10/2018 09:15:40
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https://www.abc15.com/news/state/mcso-man-trapped-in-western-arizona-mine-shaft-rescue-underway IP: 147.143.12.215
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Posted: 18/10/2018 09:18:49
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A good example of why to have a callout organised! IP: 147.143.12.98
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Posted: 18/10/2018 15:42:39
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News quote..."After the fall, Shrader says Waddell found himself trapped -- and with several rattlesnakes around him."

...I suppose for us here, you'd need to replace "rattlesnakes" with "toads", "dead sheep" or "dead cows". Smile

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Posted: 18/10/2018 16:58:19
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John_Smith wrote:

A good example of why to have a callout organised!


A good reason to let someone know EXACTLY where you are, especially out here where there are thousands of square miles of uninhabited desert. I use a Spot tracker to send my friend the lat/lon of the exploration site. When we exit, I send an OK message. If we don't come back out, they know exactly where to start the rescue.

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Posted: 18/10/2018 17:03:21
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TwllMawr wrote:


News quote..."After the fall, Shrader says Waddell found himself trapped -- and with several rattlesnakes around him."

...I suppose for us here, you'd need to replace "rattlesnakes" with "toads", "dead sheep" or "dead cows". Smile


Not too long ago I was rappelling down a shaft. Just as I was about 6 feet above the ground I noticed a rattlesnake sitting on a small outcropping on the wall. I tried to swing away from him only to notice another rattler on the opposite wall that I was swinging towards. Crying My fastest ever changeover from rappel to climb.

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