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That's why S&R are there

Search and Rescue Teams are there for those people who do their best to stay safe while doing the things they enjoy. In this news story, the boat developed a leak off Cannon Beach and they called a mayday into the Coast Guard. The helicopter arrived in time to help the 4 life jacketed men to shore.
It's not for those idiots who, with a blizzard in the forecast, climb into the mountains without the proper equipment. That's a recipe for disaster and they get what they deserve. My opinion, anyway.
I thought it was great to see something good in the news for once. Well, maybe not so much for the boat owner...


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Aug. 11th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
Man, that would be scary. I wouldn't go out into the ocean unless I was wearing an entire life boat.

BTW, are you referring to one of the recent Mt. Hood rescues?
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Definitely a frightening experience. I would like to go out there whale watching at least once but those ships are bigger than a little 22 foot dory. :)

There's been a few incidents on Mt. Hood in the last year or so where S&R team members died trying to rescue people.
Aug. 11th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Have you seen that movie about the guy that lived on the bus?
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
No I haven't. Is it a recent movie or been out awhile?
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Into the Wild. I guess it was a book before it was a movie. Based on a true story. Have you seen that, now that I know the name of it?
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Nope, haven't seen it.
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
I want to say it took place in Oregon. I am not positive about that, though.
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
I don't know where he started out at but IMDB says he hitchhiked up to the Alaska wilderness...if we're talking about the same movie. :)
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
That was Alaska? Huh. I thought he was in California and then Oregon? I obviously don't know what I'm talking about, though. Sorry!
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Maybe you were thinking of Without a Paddle!
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Now how could I confuse those two?
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
I've never heard of either of them! Guess I need to pull my head out of my books once in a while, huh? :)
Goonies and Kindergarten Cop are the only two movie titles I remember being made in Astoria.
Aug. 12th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Astoria? Is that where Without a Paddle takes place?

I thought you lived by Gresham, though, right? My dad thinks you might live in southwest Portland? I have no idea why he thinks that, but he has a gut feeling. :D
Aug. 12th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
I don't know where Without a Paddle was shot.
Edit to add: IMDB lists filming locations in New Zealand!
I'm west-southwest of Gresham and southeast of southwest Portland :D
That sure cleared things up, huh? lol
Basically I'm on the east bank of the Willamette River where the Clackamas River flows into it. (about 10 - 15 miles south of Portland)

Edited at 2008-08-12 03:36 am (UTC)
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