Special Saturday Night Keynote Message!

Yosemite Search and Rescue

“How Long Did Amelia Last?”

 You’ve searched for days and looked “everywhere”, without turning up a single clue.  You’re running out of searchers and money.  Is it time to suspend field ops?  Would you suspend if you thought the subject might still be alive?  What if the chances were, say, 2%?  How do we estimate survivability in the first place?  I don’t have the answers, but I have some thoughts on the topic, which I’ll illustrate with several stories from the Sierra Nevada.

By Yosemite’s Legendary SAR Guru:

John Dill