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Author Topic: Getting a bill for your rescue  (Read 162 times)

RatBoy

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Getting a bill for your rescue
« on: October 11, 2001, 01:52:08 PM »

Sounds like there have been A LOT of rescues recently in the Whites.  More and more people are likely to end up paying the price.  Be prepared.  Check out the recent story:

http://www.boston.com/news/daily/11/hiker.htm
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Re: Getting a bill for your rescue
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2001, 02:39:28 PM »

Almost 20 years ago, a friend of mine died rescuing a couple of lost kids on Mt Washington, so I tend to have little sympathy for people who get themselves into trouble due to their own stupidity or arrogance. It's all well and good that this particular hiker had a compass, etc with him, but maybe he should learn how to use it so he can get himself out of his next "scrape" and not put other people at risk.

Bill 'em Dano

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Re: Getting a bill for your rescue
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2001, 08:25:19 AM »

Stupidity does, and should, have its price.  Local towns do not have the funds to pay for rescues...and, perhaps, if people know that they will be forced to pay for their comfy helicopter ride to Maine Med, they'll think twice before causing local volunteer rescuers to put their life on the line for an out of towner who probably cut you off in their SUV on the way to the trailhead....
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