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

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 lightweight and he or she used to be now not 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 toes 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 single predicting that "things fall apart." Spend sufficient time outside and it'll finally take place to you. whilst it does, who will choose up the items? Who will glue them again jointly?

Professional seek and rescue volunteers go away 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 fuel, and ask not anything greater than to make contributions to the lives of strangers who they are going to most likely by no means meet back.

These special first-hand tales, in detail instructed through 12-year SAR veteran and collage writing teacher Shaun Roundy, trap the essence of the way it feels to be in the midst of a rescue with one of many world's top 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 shrewdpermanent, and extra. a hundred and fifty action-packed photographs whole your sneak peek into the area of mountain, river, lake, cave and concrete rescue.

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