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Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby desainme » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Mom and daughter hiked to the top of the mountain, but the mom stumbled on the return and having been carried down some ways by SAR opted for a helicopter ride at $1300.00

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/texas_woman_being_rescued_off.html
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby ywardhorner » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Good grief.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Tonka » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:32 pm

This story leaves out a lot of information and you could take it a few different ways but It's kinda hard to get lost on that route, maybe off trail, but lost??
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby surgent » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:36 pm

Normally the decision wouldn't be the subject's, but the rescue team's commander. Helicopters aren't cheap, and there's no reason to risk a helicopter accident if she can be evacuated some other way, e.g. litter team, wheel or etc.

There may be more to the story. The fishiest part is "she called for the helicopter..." It just doesn't work that way.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:44 am

surgent wrote:There may be more to the story. The fishiest part is "she called for the helicopter..." It just doesn't work that way.

I can hazard a guess how that went down.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby mconnell » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:31 am

surgent wrote:. The fishiest part is "she called for the helicopter..." It just doesn't work that way.


Yes it does. The woman hired a private helicopter. At least read the first line of the article.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:40 am

Texans ? Going down ? Wonder if they were grateful towards their rescuers ...


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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:28 am

Well... if your bank account is big and your suck threshold is low... I can see it.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:17 am

Texas wouldn't be half bad if it weren't for all of the Texans.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby WebTraveler » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:44 am

I do not understand what it matters which state the woman was from. If she had been from Wisconsin, would there even have been any news on here about her? Probably not. And if she paid for the helicopter, what business is that of any one else? You all gripe when these people get stranded and the taxpayers pick up the tab, then turn around and gripe when the person pays for it themselves. Like ywardhorner said, but meaning it in a whole different context: good grief!
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:50 am

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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:20 am

WebTraveler wrote:I do not understand what it matters which state the woman was from.


There, there.... Go back to bed and leave the complicated matters to the non-Texans.

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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:27 am

WebTraveler wrote:I do not understand what it matters which state the woman was from. If she had been from Wisconsin, would there even have been any news on here about her? Probably not. And if she paid for the helicopter, what business is that of any one else? You all gripe when these people get stranded and the taxpayers pick up the tab, then turn around and gripe when the person pays for it themselves. Like ywardhorner said, but meaning it in a whole different context: good grief!


You must be from Texas.

You can't find any logic in this thread, bro.. It's just people making fun of someone. It's not "griping," it's just indulgent, gratuitous dissing. Haven't you ever found something funny and/or ironic about someone and subsequently made fun of them for it?

If not... you must be from Texas.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Ben Beckerich wrote:
You must be from Texas.



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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby surgent » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:37 pm

mconnell wrote:
surgent wrote:. The fishiest part is "she called for the helicopter..." It just doesn't work that way.


Yes it does. The woman hired a private helicopter. At least read the first line of the article.


The op commander would be unlikely to allow that. She's the responsibility of the rescue team and by extension the county sheriff (or equivalent agency) until she's handed off to the medical guys. They just don't "give up" a subject, especially one who is injured, just because they demand it or have the money and means to fly in their own helo.

I still think there are holes big enough to park a Buick in with this story.

Regarding the tax-payer comment: rescues are part of the mandate of every county sheriff (or equivalent agency). The tax=payer gets stuck with the bill far more often for the usual day-to-day crime than with the occasional rescue, and furthermore, most rescue teams are composed of volunteers who buy their own gear, and who get paid nothing by the sheriff. County SAR teams are one of the best values for the dollar you'll find anywhere.
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