Sipsey Search

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  1. Jeff Randall

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

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    RAT-SAR was called out at 4:30 this morning to assist with a search in the Sipsey Wilderness for a family of four. It was a great day working with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team, as well as other teams from across Alabama and Tennessee. The family (2 adults and 2 small children) was found in good condition and assisted out of the wilderness area by SAR personnel.

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    Awesome!!! Glad the family was located.
     
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    Always good when there is a happy ending !!!
     
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    Were they lost, did they call for help or did someone else call because they didn't make it home?
     
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    Family called for help since they were overdue. Yes, they were lost. Very easy to do in the area they were in.
     
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    Been lost once in the bush....I was maybe 12 at the time.....my Great Uncle's "directions" of where I was to walk to to be collected were.....well.... "scant".... it was a pretty bloody ordinary feeling let me tell you. I was only geographically confused for a few hours and was very happy when I managed to unloose myself and walk down to where he was waiting with the horses....he was asleep under a tree and said he would have raised a concern if I had not shown up by the NEXT day..... :D
     
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