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Thread: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    from my back door.

    They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    leave. The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    driveways as their staging area. There is no easy access to the area
    from the opposite side of the creek.

    Her name is Lee. A very sad day in the neighborhood.

    Picture of the area (only):

    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/179...andrescue2.jpg
    http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3...andrescue3.jpg

    -sw

  2. #2
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On 1/3/2011 1:17 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > from my back door.
    >
    > They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    > leave. The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    > trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    > driveways as their staging area. There is no easy access to the area
    > from the opposite side of the creek.
    >
    > Her name is Lee. A very sad day in the neighborhood.
    >
    > Picture of the area (only):
    >
    > http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/179...andrescue2.jpg
    > http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3...andrescue3.jpg
    >
    > -sw


    How terribly sad for Lee and her family, my heart goes out to them.

    Becca

  3. #3
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On Jan 3, 11:17*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm. *Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > the neighborhood. *They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > from my back door.
    >
    > They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    > leave. *The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    > trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    > driveways as their staging area. *There is no easy access to the area
    > from the opposite side of the creek.
    >
    > Her name is Lee. *A very sad day in the neighborhood.
    >
    > Picture of the area (only):
    >
    > http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/179...andrescue3.jpg
    >
    > -sw


    Maybe she just didn't "wander" but rather decided it was her time.

  4. #4
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)


    "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 1/3/2011 1:17 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    >> yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    >> the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    >> up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    >> from my back door.
    >>
    >> They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    >> leave. The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    >> trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    >> driveways as their staging area. There is no easy access to the area
    >> from the opposite side of the creek.
    >>
    >> Her name is Lee. A very sad day in the neighborhood.
    >>


    A 20 year old hiker was found this morning in Snow Canyon, Utah. He had
    fallen to his death while hiking yesterday in a snowy area. It is sad when
    it happens to anyone, whether that person is not alert to the danger, or who
    just takes chances. Or is just plain lost.

    Steve



  5. #5
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On Jan 3, 1:36*pm, "Steve B" <pittmanpir...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > "Ema Nymton" <EmaNym...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > On 1/3/2011 1:17 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > >> An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > >> yesterday at 1:00pm. *Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > >> the neighborhood. *They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > >> up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > >> from my back door.

    >
    > >> They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    > >> leave. *The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    > >> trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    > >> driveways as their staging area. *There is no easy access to the area
    > >> from the opposite side of the creek.

    >
    > >> Her name is Lee. *A very sad day in the neighborhood.

    >
    > A 20 year old hiker was found this morning in Snow Canyon, Utah. *He had
    > fallen to his death while hiking yesterday in a snowy area. *It is sad when
    > it happens to anyone, whether that person is not alert to the danger, or who
    > just takes chances. *Or is just plain lost.
    >
    > Steve


    Well...nothing is forever, especailly life.

  6. #6
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)


    > > On 1/3/2011 1:17 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > >> An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > >> yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > >> the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > >> up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > >> from my back door.


    Reminds me of the Obama story about the poor little schoolchild who was
    eating the lead paint at her 100 year old school.

    SOMEONE WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION, AND DOING THEIR JOB.

    It's very simple.

    Steve



  7. #7
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On 1/3/2011 3:56 PM, Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > On Jan 3, 1:36 pm, "Steve B"<pittmanpir...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> A 20 year old hiker was found this morning in Snow Canyon, Utah. He had
    >> fallen to his death while hiking yesterday in a snowy area. It is sad when
    >> it happens to anyone, whether that person is not alert to the danger, or who
    >> just takes chances. Or is just plain lost.
    >>
    >> Steve

    > Well...nothing is forever, especailly life.


    Death, life's evil twin.

    Becca

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On Jan 3, 11:17*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm. *


    That's unfortunate.

    I'm assuming she was not 100% functional. The old folk's home where my
    aunt's MIL lived made the senile folk wear RFID bracelets. If they
    left that floor, an alarm would sound.

  9. #9
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)


    "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jan 3, 11:17 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm.


    That's unfortunate.

    I'm assuming she was not 100% functional. The old folk's home where my
    aunt's MIL lived made the senile folk wear RFID bracelets. If they
    left that floor, an alarm would sound.

    reply: That is plausible and acceptable. You absolutely cannot monitor
    them 24/7 unless you do lockdown, and that would severely decrease quality
    of life. In this case, it sounds like someone wasn't doing their job, or
    there was a security breach.

    Steve



  10. #10
    Aussie Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    Ema Nymton <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On 1/3/2011 3:56 PM, Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >> On Jan 3, 1:36 pm, "Steve B"<pittmanpir...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> A 20 year old hiker was found this morning in Snow Canyon, Utah. He
    >>> had fallen to his death while hiking yesterday in a snowy area. It is
    >>> sad when it happens to anyone, whether that person is not alert to the
    >>> danger, or who just takes chances. Or is just plain lost.
    >>>
    >>> Steve

    >> Well...nothing is forever, especailly life.

    >
    > Death, life's evil twin.
    >
    > Becca




    LOL!! I like that :-)



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania


    A good friend would drive 30 miles at 2:00 am to bail you out of jail.
    A best friend, however, would be sitting in the cell next to you saying
    "Man, that was f******n Awesome!"

  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:11:07 -0800, Steve B wrote:

    > "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Jan 3, 11:17 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    >> yesterday at 1:00pm.

    >
    > That's unfortunate.
    >
    > I'm assuming she was not 100% functional. The old folk's home where my
    > aunt's MIL lived made the senile folk wear RFID bracelets. If they
    > left that floor, an alarm would sound.


    They just cited medical issues. It wasn't until 10:30am (20.5 hours
    later) that they activated the Outbound 911 system to do call outs to
    the immediate neighbors.

    I saw somebody in that area yesterday afternoon from my kitchen, but I
    just assumed it was somebody fishing. It's rare to see anybody down
    there, especially on that side of the creek, so you notice when
    there's a color or movement down there that is out of place.

    > Reply: That is plausible and acceptable. You absolutely cannot monitor
    > them 24/7 unless you do lockdown, and that would severely decrease quality
    > of life. In this case, it sounds like someone wasn't doing their job, or
    > there was a security breach.


    You're an idiot.

    -sw

  12. #12
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > from my back door.
    >
    > They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    > leave. The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    > trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    > driveways as their staging area. There is no easy access to the area
    > from the opposite side of the creek.
    >
    > Her name is Lee. A very sad day in the neighborhood.
    >
    > Picture of the area (only):
    >
    > http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/179...andrescue2.jpg
    > http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3...andrescue3.jpg
    >
    > -sw


    I assume she was suffering from some form of dementia? That seems
    to be the outcome of altogether too many wanderings.

    --
    Jean B.

  13. #13
    L G Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > An 81-year old woman wandered away from her home across the lake/creek
    > yesterday at 1:00pm. Helicopters were out much of the night circling
    > the neighborhood. They started circling the small lake and the creek
    > up towards my house and she was found in the water about 100 yards
    > from my back door.
    >
    > They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    > leave. The road is filled with emergency vehicles and they're still
    > trying to get some equipment into the water using our back yards and
    > driveways as their staging area. There is no easy access to the area
    > from the opposite side of the creek.
    >
    > Her name is Lee. A very sad day in the neighborhood.
    >
    > Picture of the area (only):
    >
    > http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/179...andrescue2.jpg
    > http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3...andrescue3.jpg
    >
    > -sw
    >

    Leave your house?

  14. #14
    Aussie Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    L G <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected] :

    > she was found in the water about 100 yards
    >> from my back door.
    >>
    >> They still haven't taken her out of the water but asked us all to
    >> leave.
    >>

    > Leave your house?
    >




    Well, they can't drink the water for the time being, can they?

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania


    A good friend would drive 30 miles at 2:00 am to bail you out of jail.
    A best friend, however, would be sitting in the cell next to you saying
    "Man, that was f******n Awesome!"

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On Mon, 03 Jan 2011 19:21:24 -0500, L G wrote:

    > Leave your house?


    leave our back yards. Many of the neighbors had congregated the woods
    behind my neighbors and our house. And then people we didn't even
    know starting showing up (and we all tend to know who's who in the
    immediate area).

    Then they said the family was coming over so we let them have the back
    yards and went out front to keep the gawkers at bay. It was almost 3
    hours from discovery to removal.

    http://www.kvue.com/news/Missing-wom...112830354.html

    -sw

  16. #16
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: OT: Search and Rescue (Depressing - Don't Read)

    On 1/3/2011 6:57 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    > I assume she was suffering from some form of dementia? That seems to be
    > the outcome of altogether too many wanderings.


    Sad as it is, it's worse if the person suffering dementia has access to
    a car. That happens more than you'd think. An older couple, growing
    old together, and one develops dementia very slowly and the spouse
    doesn't really put it together. That happened with my grandparents.
    Grandfather was still allowed to drive until the time they both drove
    down from MA to MD and it took them 12 hours. That's pretty much when
    my parents found out. After that, my grandmother was ordered to hide
    the keys, but the time he dug them out of her purse (not a good hiding
    spot) and drove off and got lost, it awakened us all. He went to a
    nursing home after a year of trying to keep him in the house with a
    visiting nurse to take care of him daily, but he was too much for my
    grandmother. It was lucky we didn't lose him, and it was lucky he
    didn't kill someone while trying to drive in his condition. I can't
    remember the situation where he drove and got lost but somehow the
    family found him.

    In his case the dementia was caused by brain damage and not "normal"
    alztheimers. He had a severe blockage in an artery in his neck that cut
    off blood flow. It was discovered late. It was a horrible thing to see
    as one of his loved ones. A good reason to watch the fat intake and
    monitor your cholesterol.



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