Download 75 Search and Rescue Stories. An insider's view of survival, by Shaun Roundy PDF

By Shaun Roundy

comprises one hundred fifty+ photos.

"I lifted the kid from the river and into my fingers, cradling her limp physique opposed to my chest. She felt small and light-weight and she or he was once no longer respiring, yet i could not do whatever 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 a number of steps towards shore, then swam while the present knocked me down."

Entropy is a legislations of nature, the only predicting that "things fall apart." Spend adequate time outdoor and it'll ultimately take place to you. whilst it does, who will choose 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 equipment, pay their very own gasoline, and ask not anything greater than to contribute to the lives of strangers who they're going to most likely by no means meet back.

These precise first-hand tales, in detail instructed by way of 12-year SAR veteran and collage writing teacher Shaun Roundy, seize 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 corresponding to the Thanksgiving Nutty Putty Cave incident, the Aspen Grove Christmas avalanche, Elizabeth clever, and extra. one hundred fifty action-packed pictures entire your sneak peek into the area of mountain, river, lake, cave and concrete rescue.

Show description

Read or Download 75 Search and Rescue Stories. An insider's view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart PDF

Best adventurer & explorer biographies books

The Kingsburg Elixir

Frank Xavier retreated to the East Coast to rehabilitate himself and an outdated Cape domicile. He stumbled on a paralyzed chestnut stallion who have been swept off Sable Island and beached on a mysterious island. Frank meets Kate Sutherland, a healer, who launches a plan to resuscitate the pony with an elixir made up of an extended misplaced treasure, however the elixir has an odd after impact.

Spirits of the Wilderness

This can be the tale of the fifty-year experience of 1 man's taking pictures and wasteland schooling and the way it developed into what it really is this day. It all started in 1958 at the south shore of big apple, complicated via Upstate manhattan, North Carolina, Georgia, Alaska, California, Africa, New Zealand, and, presently, again to California.

Chasing the Panda: How an Unlikely Pair of Adventurers Won the Race to Capture the Mythical “White Bear”

In 1936, Quentin younger, a 22-year-old chinese language American, led American socialite Ruth Harkness on a 1,500-mile excursion into the distant mountains of Sichuan. Braving warlords and primitive tribes, the duo captured a tremendous panda and taken it again alive, the 1st time a stay panda have been visible through the Western global.

Gelebte Träume: Mein Leben mit Heinrich Harrer (German Edition)

Ich wusste zwar, dass es einen Eiger gab, doch eine Nordwand kannte ich nicht, schreibt Carina Harrer, deren Mann Heinrich immerhin der Erstbesteiger dieser Nordwand conflict. Carina kam aus einer bürgerlichen, musisch geprägten Welt, Heinrich Harrer struggle Naturmensch und Wissenschaftler. Dieses interessante Spannungsverhältnis ermöglichte eine glückliche Ehe.

Additional info for 75 Search and Rescue Stories. An insider's view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart

Example text

Download PDF sample

75 Search and Rescue Stories. An insider's view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart by Shaun Roundy


by Donald
4.3

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 33 votes