Monday, February 19, 2007

Rescuers Take 8 Off Mt. Hood--ALIVE

Rescuers Take 8 Off Mt. Hood--ALIVE

Those brave, wonderful men and women who work so tirelessly up here to rescue stranded hikers have just saved 8 lives--with a new front moving in. Please, take a minute and give thanks to God for such great, good people!


Anonymous z said...

Yes, we should give thanks...and my husband and I"ve been talking about the fact that the rescuers could have lost their lives. Did the hikers put themselves in danger and then jeopardize others trying to save them from the danger? Nobody knew a storm was coming? If they did, how could they go up? Question: When people knowingly take a great risk and others have to take that risk or greater to save them, should the people who took such a risk pay for their rescue? What if a rescuer had, God forbid, died in the attempt? Then what? I'd like to know others' opinions here...thanks.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Wow! This is wonderful news; I did not think they would find any survivors in the end.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While its good to know they were resuced, hasn't anyone learned by now that its not exactly a good idea to be mounting climbing on Mt. Hood at this time of year? J"Mac.

11:49 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

You know, J'Mac, that's what I wonder, too. If you look at these mt. out here--more emmense than ANYTHING CO has got--who in the hell would go up there NOW?

6:02 PM  
Anonymous z said...

tonight, i heard a journalist backing my suggestion...'if you're going to be hiking in a place you can get into real trouble in, when storms are a regular phenomena, bring your credit cards with you so you can pay the rescuers."

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Donal,how are you? Sent you an e-mail. J'Mac

9:27 AM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Of course the dog added to the story.

5:52 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

I'm with Z on this one. If you hike Mt. Hood in the winter, surf during a tropical storm etc. you should have to repay the taxpayers afterwards! This type of dumbass behavior used to be known as natural selection.


3:27 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I felt sorry for the poor dog.


9:20 AM  

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