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Search and Rescue

Search-And-Rescue Missions Cost National Park Service Nearly $4 Million In 2013

While the number of search-and-rescue missions conducted in the National Park System in 2013 dropped slightly from the previous year, the number of individuals never found jumped fourfold, to 56, according to the National Park Service's annual Search and Rescue Report.

Beating the Odds - Life Saved During Severe Winter Storm at Yosemite National Park

A mid-March storm that buried Yosemite National Park and the surrounding area under heavy snow brought beauty and welcome moisture for the approaching summer, but it also created plenty of headaches for stranded travelers and residents alike. For one visitor marooned in the mountains this imperfect storm became a matter of life and death.

Search and Rescue Ops Cost the National Park Service $4.8 Million in 2008

There were almost 3,500 search-and-rescue missions conducted across the National Park System during 2008 at a cost of $4.8 million, according to best available National Park Service statistics. One-hundred-32 of those missions involved a fatality, and 16 ended without the subject being found.

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