New PDF release: 75 Search and Rescue Stories. An insider's view of survival,

By Shaun Roundy

ISBN-10: 1893594114

ISBN-13: 9781893594111

contains a hundred and fifty+ photos.

"I lifted the kid from the river and into my palms, cradling her limp physique opposed to my chest. She felt small and light-weight and he or she used to be no longer respiring, yet i could not do something approximately that perched precariously midstream. I spun my legs sideways and the present swept us again into the river. My ft touched backside and that i took numerous steps towards shore, then swam whilst the present knocked me down."

Entropy is a legislation of nature, the single predicting that "things fall apart." Spend sufficient time open air and it'll finally ensue to you. while it does, who will decide up the items? Who will glue them again jointly?

Professional seek and rescue volunteers depart paintings, domestic, and their comfortable beds to rescue humans at the worst day in their lives. They purchase their very own apparatus, pay their very own gasoline, and ask not anything greater than to make contributions to the lives of strangers who they will most likely by no means meet back.

These specified first-hand tales, in detail instructed by way of 12-year SAR veteran and collage writing teacher Shaun Roundy, trap the essence of ways it feels to be in the midst of a rescue with one of many world's most sensible and busiest volunteer groups - from either the sufferers' and rescuers' views.

Included are rescues that captured the nationwide highlight resembling the Thanksgiving Nutty Putty Cave incident, the Aspen Grove Christmas avalanche, Elizabeth clever, and extra. a hundred and fifty action-packed images whole your sneak peek into the realm of mountain, river, lake, cave and concrete rescue.

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