2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

Hikers rescued from darkened Grizzly Peak
Mail Tribune – Medford,OR,USA
A Jackson County sheriff’s search and rescue team found two young women stranded atop Grizzly Peak east of Ashland just past midnight Friday morning after

Snowmobile Deaths Climbing to a New Record
WMTV – Madison,WI,USA
Thursday, lawmakers and DNR officials renewed their effort to set the speed limit at 55 miles per hour at night, with the hope to slow down the number of
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Hikers rescued by SAR chopper
Hope Standard – Hope,British Columbia,Canada
standby, Monday Feb. 20, after a group of hikers from Maple Ridge were reported over due from a trip in Manning Park. Teams were
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Body Found Near Canyon Is Identified
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Officers say 27-year-old Joseph Fifield from Spanish Fork was found dead on Wednesday by some hikers in Rock Canyon beside a climbing cliff.
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Hikers Find Man’s Body Near A Provo Canyon
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
in Provo. Officers say hikers called police Wednesday night after they discovered a body at the mouth of Rock Canyon. Police say
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Rescuers blast hikers
The Sun – UK
By CORINNE ABRAMS. MOUNTAIN rescuers today said a family who took young children up a mountain were prepared as if they were “going for a walk along the beach”.

Lost Skiers, Snowboarders Higher Than Normal
cbs4denver.com – Denver,CO,USA
has been balanced by a lower than average number of other typical winter emergencies, such as injured or overdue snowmobilers, fallen ice climbers or avalanche

Carlsbad hiker found dead in Box Canyon
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
CARLSBAD — A 37-year-old Carlsbad man who went on a hike with his dogs was found dead in a pool of water in a canyon Wednesday night after his family
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Lost Hiker Rescued From Y Mountain
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
PROVO A man who became stranded in the dark on Y Mountain was rescued early Thursday morning after a medical helicopter spotted him.

Hiker Rescued From Y Mountain
KSL-TV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Rick Healey/ Provo Police Department: “He was very fortunate that he had his cell phone and was able to get ahold of the dispatch center so we could zero in on

Hiker stranded on Y Mountain
Salt Lake City Deseret News – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
PROVO — Search teams were looking Wednesday night for a lost hiker stranded on Y Mountain. The man called 911 with his cell phone

TANZANIA: Another American mountaineer dies
African News Dimension – Johannesburg,South Africa
An American tourist died on Monday as he was climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is believed to be the most difficult to use when climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.
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American dies on Mount Kilimanjaro
Xinhua – China
DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 22 (Xinhuanet) — An American tourist has died on Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, according to reports reaching here on Wednesday.


Teams Rescue Hiker From Koko Head
Hawaii Channel.com – Honolulu,HI,USA
The man was hiking with a group of people when he fell and injured himself, a fire spokesperson said. Witnesses said the 64-year

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