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#25915 - 07/13/12 02:27 PM Hiker With Autism Survives 3 Weeks Alone In Utah Desert
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2212
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
An amazing story! Details at the Huff.

"Gardner's training in searching for people with autism taught him they are naturally drawn to water, so the helicopter search focused on the Escalante River, the department said.

The helicopter team spotted LaFever Thursday afternoon, sitting in the Escalante River about five miles from Lake Powell, weakly waving at the aircraft.
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#25924 - 07/13/12 07:31 PM Re: Hiker With Autism Survives 3 Weeks Alone In Utah Desert [Re: wagga]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1100
Loc: NorCal
Truly amazing. I like the reader comment about the dog,

"The doggy probably went to get help but nobody speaks "Lassie" anymore. That or he saw him looking at him like a piece of steak and said "I'm OUTTA herez!"

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#25928 - 07/14/12 12:52 AM Re: Hiker With Autism Survives 3 Weeks Alone In Utah Desert [Re: SierraNevada]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Incredible they had the idea of flying over the river.

If he HAD reached Lake Powell, what are the chances a boat would be back up in that canyon?

Check out the map of the area: Gmap4, Escalante River/Lake Powell

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#25942 - 07/14/12 05:08 PM Re: Hiker With Autism Survives 3 Weeks Alone In Utah Desert [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2212
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
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#25943 - 07/14/12 05:21 PM Re: Hiker With Autism Survives 3 Weeks Alone In Utah Desert [Re: wagga]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1549
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Originally Posted By: wagga


Check out Wagga's link,and note the further link at the bottom of that story "3 Mt Whitney Hikers Rescued", apparently to the October 2010 MW SAR operation. Let that tape run through the next two or three stories for some further bizarro stuff.
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