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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Local Search and Rescue probably saved my life last Thursday

Here are some pictures of the local Fire Department, DPS, and Sheriffs department getting me out of a bad situation. I had been hiking with friends in a very remote area when my back went out (compressed disk and muscle spasms). I was unable to move without blacking out from pain, so my friends contacted Search and Rescue. I was "short hauled" out. A short haul is a ride in either a stretcher or a chair on a long rope - as you can see in the pictures, I was about a hundred feet below the helicopter.

I am very grateful to both Search and Rescue and my friends for taking such good care of me last Thursday.

I am recovering. I was able to get out of bed this morning and walk around for a few minutes.