Search and Recovery

Discussion in 'Search, Rescue and Technical Skills' started by Jeff Randall, May 7, 2020.

  1. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    On Wednesday, members of RAT-SAR assisted in the search and recovery for a 24-year-old man whose life was claimed by a fatal fall on Monday at Whitewater Falls in NC. His body was recovered Wednesday afternoon.

    We also mourn the loss of a rescue team member from the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, who tragically lost his life in this search on Monday.

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    Im sorry Jeff.
     
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    Is there a fund set up for the family?
     
  4. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Not sure yet. I assume you are talking about the rescuer's family. Not a lot of discussion about this tragedy yesterday. Everyone there was just focused on their team missions to find and recover in a very dangerous and technical area, so not sure what is in the planning stages for the rescuer's family, or the young man's family. After the body was recovered there was not a lot of chit-chat. We had the main debriefing and all went home. Very somber operation.
     
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    Man that is awful for all involved. Hope you all are doing ok.

    I'm assuming you guys have some resources for critical incident stress management. This is exactly the kind of thing those are made for.
     
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    awful. i'm sorry you had to experience that.
     
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    I'm sorry to be reading this, but thankful folks like you and others do this job.
     
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    Jeff, this sucks. Btw, how did the rescuer die?
     
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