Mother and Daughter Survive Being Lost in the Wilderness   

Mother and Daughter Survive Being Lost in the Wilderness  

  In April of 2016, Caroline Lloyd and her daughter Rachel were vacationing in New Zealand.  The two decided to take in some of the natural beauty in the area and went on what was meant to be a day hike.  After misreading signs on a marked trail, the pair got lost late in the day as the sun was setting, forcing them to spend the night outside in temperatures near freezing. The next day, they attempted to find their way back to the trail but were unable to.  They ended up spending 4 days lost in the wilderness before rescuers […]

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A Detour with a Sad End   

A Detour with a Sad End  

  Geraldine Largay and a friend set out from West Virginia on April 23, 2013, headed to Maine on the Appalachian trail.  Her friend was forced to stop her journey do to family issues with only 200 miles remaining of the nearly 2,200 mile trip.  Largay continued on by herself, but sadly she never made it to her destination.  She died of malnutrition and dehydration in her sleeping bag, in a closed tent, 26 days after getting lost.  Without speaking ill of the dead, let’s look at what could have been done differently so that we don’t suffer the same […]

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Elderly Hiker Survives 30 Foot Fall   

Elderly Hiker Survives 30 Foot Fall  

  72-year-old Charles Cosgrove, a hiking safety instructor, set out for a day hike at Crescent Lake not far from his home in New Britain, Connecticut.  During the hike, he slipped on some wet leaves on the trail and fell some 30 feet onto a large rock.  He suffered a multitude of scrapes and bruises, a gash in his knee, a broken rib, and even a broken vertebrae.  Despite his age, injuries, and remote location, Cosgrove survived.  Cosgrove, his family, and rescuers all agree that his preparedness is what gave this story its happy ending.  Here is what we can […]

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