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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/12/2024 10:39 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/12/2024 10:39 AM
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Successful Rescue Mission for Two Hikers in Glencoe Area

Glencoe CA...On June 4, 2024, at about 7:30 PM, the Calaveras County dispatch center received a 911 call from a hiker requesting assistance in the Glencoe area. The hiker stated he had been camping with a friend for three days down along the North Fork of the Mokelumne River. As they were walking out of the extremely steep canyon, the friend began experiencing severe fatigue and muscle failure.

Calaveras County’s highly skilled and dedicated Volunteer Search and Rescue Team was promptly activated and responded to the distress call. The team traversed the steep canyon and located the two hikers near the river on June 5th at 1:30 AM. Following a medical assessment, the decision was made to remain with the hikers, providing them with the necessary time to rehydrate and consume high-calorie food to replenish their energy.

Upon request, the California Highway Patrol Air Division accepted the request for assistance in extracting the two hikers from the canyon. At first light, the searchers were able to assist the hikers along a three-quarters-mile trek to a suitable location where the helicopter could access them. The two hikers were transported to the C. B. Hobbs Baseball Field in Mokelumne Hill, where they were met by members of the Mokelumne Hill Fire Department for a second medical evaluation. The hikers both refused medical attention.

An after-action interview was conducted with both of the hikers (an 18-year-old male and a 19-year-old male). Both hikers said they overestimated their abilities and underestimated the difficulty of the hike out of the canyon. Their initial plan was to take two days to hike out of the canyon; however, after the first day, it was apparent they were not going to make it out of the canyon without assistance.

Hiking is an amazing way to stay connected with nature and remain physically active. However, it is paramount to know your limits to ensure your safety. It is good practice to assess your fitness levels and select a hike that matches your abilities. Additionally, variables such as weather conditions, terrain, and elevation can all impact the difficulty of the hike. During your hikes, you should make it a priority to stay hydrated. Packing enough food and carrying essential equipment such as maps, first-aid kits, and emergency supplies could mean the difference in an emergency. By knowing and respecting your limits while hiking, you can minimize the risk to yourself and maximize your enjoyment of nature and outdoor adventures.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2024-06-12 11:31:01   By: Anonymous
I'm still voting for TRUMP!

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Posted on: 2024-06-12 11:36:19   By: Anonymous
What a bunch of pussies, Sniveler

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    Posted on: 2024-06-12 14:57:41   By: Anonymous
    Jesus. 18 & 19 and they couldn't make it out of the canyon. WTF is happening to the youth of America?

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      Posted on: 2024-06-13 03:26:53   By: Anonymous
      I would guess at 18 or 19 they're couch potato gamers.
      Yes they are pathetic, but then 95% of the general population is also.
      Very, very few people actually engage in any form or regular aerobic exercise.
      So this is what you get.

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        Posted on: 2024-06-13 06:49:01   By: Anonymous
        The only exercise you do is moving your lips. You don’t know crap about everything

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          Posted on: 2024-06-13 06:51:04   By: Anonymous
          If you only listen to right wing media. The only thing you acutely know is extreme stupidity

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        Posted on: 2024-06-13 06:49:06   By: Anonymous
        Old ass news..
        Pinenut blows Hamiltons inch c-ock.

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          Posted on: 2024-06-13 06:52:12   By: Anonymous
          Make that maximum stupidity

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            Posted on: 2024-06-13 06:54:28   By: Anonymous
            You old boys in the hills are looking good in your gold high tops . That American flag flying off of your ram pick. That’s real stupidity

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