9781570982026

Death, Daring and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks

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  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
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375 exciting teales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xix(2)
INTRODUCTION xxi
CHAPTER ONE BEFORE 1900
1(24)
RESCUED...AFTER 37 DAYS September 9, 1870 (pre) Yellowstone National Park
8(2)
FIRST SAR WITHIN A NATIONAL PARK August-September 1882 Yellowstone National Park
10(1)
FIRST SAR DEATH February 21, 1884 Yellowstone National Park
11(1)
"WILL KILL EVERY BLOOD-SUCKING BIRD OR BEAST OF PREY" Summer 1884 Yellowstone National Park
12(1)
FIRST TWO PEOPLE TO DIE ON LONGS PEAK September 23, 1884 (pre) Rocky Mountain National Park
13(1)
FIRST VALOR AWARD August 9, 1888 Yellowstone National Park
14(1)
WORKING ON THE RAILROAD--THREE DROWN July 10, 1889 (pre) Grand Canyon National Park
15(1)
STILL WORKING ON THE RAILROAD January 1, 1890 (pre) Grand Canyon National Park
16(1)
LOVELORN, THE WILDERNESS SCOUT COMMITTED SUICIDE July 27, 1891 Yellowstone National Park
17(1)
"BECAME CRAZED AND PERISHED FROM COLD" March 14, 1894 Yellowstone National Park
18(1)
"LAST PIECE OF NATURE'S HANDIWORK HE SHOULD EVER BEHOLD" July 25, 1895 (pre) Grand Canyon National Park
19(1)
HIS LAST ASCENT July 27, 1897 (pre) Mt. Rainier National Park
20(2)
SKIED 132 MILES IN EIGHT DAYS December 14, 1897 Yellowstone National Park
22(1)
LADIES SHOWED NO FEAR July 1, 1899 Yosemite National Park
23(2)
CHAPTER TWO 1900-1919
25(30)
THE DANDY DISAPPEARS...FOREVER July 30, 1900 Yellowstone National Park
32(1)
FELL WAIST DEEP INTO HOT MUD July 6, 1901 Yellowstone National Park
33(1)
DROWNED IN THE RAPIDS July 7, 1901 Yosemite National Park
34(1)
CHRIST MARTIN AND CHARLES NELSON, CORPORALS February 17, 1904 Yellowstone National Park
35(1)
"STRUCK BY A THUNDER BOLT AND INSTANTLY KILLED" July 26, 1904 Sequoia National Park
35(1)
PARK'S FIRST CLIMBING DEATH June 5, 1905 Yosemite National Park
36(1)
EARLY REMEMBRANCES OF A FOREST RANGER 1905 or 1906 (pre) Glacier National Park
37(2)
THE FIRST CARNEGIE HERO AWARDS August 12, 1907 Yosemite National Park
39(1)
BRUSH SAVES HIS LIFE August 3, 1908 (pre) Grand Canyon National Park
40(1)
"A PREY TO BIRDS AND WILD BEASTS" June 17, 1909 Yosemite National Park
41(2)
ALL THAT WAS EVER FOUND OF THE TWO CLIMBERS August 14, 1909 Mt. Rainier National Park
43(1)
THE LEGEND OF LOST SOLDIER CAVE 1909 or 1910 Sequoia National Park
44(1)
PHOTOGRAPHER NEVER FOUND February 1, 1911 Crater Lake National Park
45(1)
WITH ROPES AND GRAPPLING HOOKS May 20, 1913 Yosemite National Park
45(1)
DR. FLETCHER IS INSTANTLY KILLED August 19, 1913 Glacier National Park
46(1)
LASSEN'S VOLCANO TAKES HUMAN LIFE June 14, 1914 Lassen Peak National Monument
47(1)
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS August 5, 1915 Yosemite National Park
48(1)
PASTOR'S FATE CALLED DIVINE September 3, 1915 Rocky Mountain National Park
49(1)
CRAZED IN GRAND CANYON September 8, 1915 Grand Canyon National Park
50(1)
LOST FOR TWO WEEKS May 26, 1916 Yosemite National Park
51(1)
"GIRL LOST IN CREVASSE" August 12, 1917 Mt. Rainier National Park
52(1)
MISS F.E. FROST August 2, 1918 Rocky Mountain National Park
53(1)
SILVER CARNEGIE HERO MEDAL August 6, 1919 Glacier National Park
53(2)
CHAPTER THREE 1920-1929
55(42)
"THE BURIAL SERVICE BEING READ BY RANGER WINN" January 1920 Yellowstone National Park
61(1)
PROMINENT ELK FAILS TO SAVE RIVER VICTIM July 7, 1920 Yosemite National Park
62(1)
FAT MEN BARRED FROM CRYSTAL CAVES: MUST REDUCE August 28, 1920 Sequoia National Park
62(1)
HOW SCIENCE OUTWITTED DEATH IN WILD July 21, 1921 Crater Lake National Park
63(1)
S.F. CLUBMAN PLUNGES OFF YOSEMITE PEAK July 25, 1921 Yosemite National Park
64(1)
TWO ESCAPE WHEN PLANE PLUNGES INTO YELLOWSTONE LAKE August 11, 1921 Yellowstone National Park
65(1)
MAN LOST IN YELLOWSTONE SENDS N Y CRY August 13, 1921 Yellowstone National Park
66(1)
ELEMENTS DISINTER UNKNOWN'S BODY ON FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN September 16, 1921 Rocky Mountain National Park
67(1)
YOUNG LADY INJURED ON GLACIER PT. TRAIL July 21, 1922 Yosemite National Park
68(1)
A.E. KITTS INSTANTLY KILLED BY LIGHTNING ON CRESTS OF LONGS PEAK August 1, 1922 Rocky Mountain National Park
69(1)
SEARCH FOR EARLY COLORADO RIVER EXPLORERS September 1923 Grand Canyon National Park
70(1)
CAR PLUNGES 800 FEET July 13, 1924 Yellowstone National Park
71(1)
HONEYMOONING NEW WIFE OF MAN WITH SIX OTHER WIVES FALLS OVER CLIFF July 25, 1924 Mt. Rainier National Park
72(1)
"GIRL GOES OVER FALLS TO DEATH" August 22, 1924 Yosemite National Park
73(2)
EVEN J. EDGAR HOOVER COULDN'T FIND THEM August 24, 1924 Glacier National Park
75(1)
AGNES W. VAILLE January 12, 1925 Rocky Mountain National Park
76(3)
GREATEST CAVE RESCUE EVER January 30, 1925 (pre) Mammoth Cave National Park
79(2)
WEIRD SUICIDE UNEARTHED BY PARK RANGERS June 7, 1925 Yosemite National Park
81(2)
SEARCHING GLACIER FOR MISSING PAIR: GONE SINCE AUGUST 12 August 14, 1925 Glacier National Park
83(1)
THEIR FIRST BIG RESCUE June 27, 1927 Zion National Park
83(1)
HISTORICAL ENTRY IN CANYON RANGER STATION LOGBOOK June 29, 1927 Yellowstone National Park
84(2)
MUFFLED, THE WORDS SOUNDED FAINTLY LIKE "HELP" April 7, 1928 Yosemite National Park
86(1)
THE MYSTERY OF BESSIE AND GLEN HYDE-70 YEARS LATER December 1, 1928 Grand Canyon National Park
87(3)
TWO RANGERS DROWN February 20, 1929 Grand Canyon National Park
90(2)
RESCUED FROM 800 FEET BELOW SURFACE March 6, 1929 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
92(1)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S FIRST VALOR AWARD July 2, 1929 Mt. Rainier National Park
92(5)
CHAPTER FOUR 1930-1939
97(42)
PARK'S FIRST SAR FATALITY July 8, 1930 Zion National Park
105(1)
HERO DARES EXPLOSION August 4, 1930 Sequoia National Park
106(1)
SEEKS BLIMP TO BRING BODY OUT August 26, 1930 Sequoia National Park
107(2)
DEATH OF A CHIEF RANGER November 17, 1930 Crater Lake National Park
109(1)
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR BECOMES EMERGENCY SURGEON June 28, 1931 Mesa Verde National Park
110(1)
"HE SLID OVER A MILE, DROPPING AT LEAST 2000 FEET" July 5, 1931 Mt. Rainier National Park
111(1)
THE BODY WAS PACKED IN 100 POUNDS OF ICE July 25, 1931 Zion National Park
112(1)
"DEATH WAS CAUSED BY MAKING AN EMERGENCY PARACHUTE JUMP" February 1, 1932 Sequoia National Park
113(3)
FIRST TWO TO DIE ON MT. MCKINLEY May 10, 1932 Mt. McKinley National Park
116(2)
HAWAIIAN LOWERED 900 FEET INTO ACTIVE VOLCANO June 2, 1932 Hawaii National Park
118(2)
PUT HEADLESS MAN OVER SHOULDER AND CARRIED HIM DOWN July 18, 1932 Rocky Mountain National Park
120(1)
"LIKE A CHAPTER OUT OF A BRET HARTE TALE" July 19, 1932 Sequoia National Park
121(1)
TWO PARTIES FIGHT TO SAVE LIFE OF INJURED MAN IN GRAND CANYON April 19, 1934 Grand Canyon National Park
122(1)
TENDERFOOT RANGERS June 22, 1934 Yosemite National Park
123(1)
WITHOUT A SHRED OF EXPERIENCE--OR COMMON SENSE July 6, 1934 Grand Teton National Park
123(1)
CARNEGIE HEROS #-2882 AND #-2883 August 2, 1934 Acadia National Park
124(2)
SEWED UP HEAD WITH NEEDLE AND THREAD FROM ANIMAL STUFFING KIT July 25, 1935 Yosemite National Park
126(1)
"I AND THE CADAVER WENT FREE-WHEELING DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE" January 19, 1936 Mt. Rainier National Park
127(2)
"AS THE GREATEST HONOR" August 19, 1936 Grand Canyon National Park
129(1)
PARK'S FIRST DEATHS April 21, 1937 Boulder Dam National Recreation Area
130(1)
"ICE IS FORMING ON THE WINGS AND I AM TURNING BACK" March 1, 1938 Yosemite National Park
131(2)
"I'M COMING, MAMMA"--BUT HE NEVER DID July 3, 1938 Rocky Mountain National Park
133(1)
SURVIVAL SENT TO RIPLEY'S "BELIEVE IT OR NOT" January 25, 1939 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
134(2)
LOWERING THE DYING MAN FROM LEDGE TO LEDGE August 7, 1939 Rocky Mountain National Park
136(1)
WOMAN LOST ON PENINSULA August 28, 1939 Olympic National Park
137(2)
CHAPTER FIVE 1940-1949
139(50)
"A THOUSAND FEET OF 3/8 INCH MANILA ROPE, A REGULAR DOUBLE-BITTED AXE, NERVE, CARE, AND CAUTION" June 15, 1940 Crater Lake National Park
146(1)
THE PERILS OF BERNADETTE July 20, 1940 Mt. Rainier National Park
147(1)
AVIATOR KILLED IN LAKE MEAD August 11, 1940 Boulder Dam National Recreation Area
147(1)
RESCUERS USE 3,000 FEET OF ROPE August 15, 1940 Crater Lake National Park
148(2)
SUPERINTENDENT'S LETTER TO THE CCC May 19, 1941 Grand Teton National Park
150(1)
A MOTHER'S LONELY VIGIL August 10, 1941 Mt. Rainier National Park
151(1)
PARACHUTED ONTO DEVILS TOWER October 1, 1941 Devils Tower National Monument
152(3)
FIGHTERS "RAINED" FROM THE SKY October 24, 1941 Kings Canyon National Park
155(2)
RESCUE TOOK 25 DAYS June 1, 1942 (pre) Lake Clark National Park
157(1)
ON THE GO FOR 24 HOURS June 19, 1942 Grand Teton National Park
157(1)
RESCUERS QUICKLY REMOVED THEIR BOOTLACES April 1, 1943 Olympic National Park
158(1)
"THE BALLAD OF DORIS DEAN" May 15, 1943 Shenandoah National Park
159(1)
A FORGOTTEN GIANT ... UNTIL YELLOWSTONE BURNED May 23, 1943 Yellowstone National Park
160(1)
BOMBER LOST IN MOUNTAIN LAKE FOR 17 YEARS December 5, 1943 Kings Canyon National Park
161(1)
"GREETINGS ... YOU ARE IN THE GRAND CANYON" June 20, 1944 Grand Canyon National Park
162(3)
PILOT PUTS ON PARACHUTE AFTER BEING THROWN OUT OF BOMBER July 4, 1944 Joshua Tree National Monument
165(1)
THE SOLE SURVIVOR August 1, 1944 Death Valley National Monument
166(1)
IT TOOK 44 MEN 43 DAYS September 18, 1944 Mt. McKinley National Park
166(2)
AIRMEN PEAK--A MEMORIAL January 20, 1945 Saguaro National Monument
168(1)
THE PARK'S FIRST SAR ... February 7, 1945 Big Bend National Park
168(1)
"SKULL, HUMAN: 1 EA" December 3, 1945 Crater Lake National Park
169(1)
SKIER, LOST IN SIERRAS 11 DAYS, FOUND ALIVE February 2, 1946 Yosemite National Park
170(1)
DEATH AT YOSEMITE WATERFALL July 9, 1946 Yosemite National Park
171(2)
TAKING OFF HIS SHOES AND SOCKS ... August 13, 1946 Zion National Park
173(1)
AFTER SETTING A CRUDE PINE CROSS August 24, 1946 Sequoia National Park
174(1)
32 MARINES VANISH December 10, 1946 Mt. Rainier National Park
175(1)
BURIED, THREE RESCUERS DIE TRYING TO HELP June 20, 1947 Yellowstone National Park
176(1)
FLIGHT 608--BAGGAGE FIRE ABOARD October 24, 1947 Bryce Canyon National Park
177(1)
"THERE IS NO POSSIBLE CHANCE FOR SURVIVORS" March 12, 1948 (pre) Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
178(1)
Q: HOW LONG WILL A FOUR-ENGINE, 101,000-POUND, B-29 FLOAT? A: JUST LONG ENOUGH! July 21, 1948 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
179(1)
THE FIRST HELICOPTER INVOLVED IN AN NPS SAR October 5, 1948 Olympic National Park
180(1)
THE FIRST HELICOPTER ACTUALLY USED ON AN NPS SAR April 27, 1949 Hawaii National Park
181(1)
YOSEMITE MEN HONORED FOR DRAMATIC RESCUE June 28, 1949 Yosemite National Park
182(1)
"IF I WERE TO DIE TOMORROW, I WOULD WANT TO DIE ON THE RIVER" July 8, 1949 Grand Canyon National Park
183(2)
PARK SERVICE'S FIRST HELICOPTER MEDEVAC July 31, 1949 Yosemite National Park
185(1)
SEARCHERS BELIEVE TWO A & M BOYS HAVE PERISHED IN ICY MOUNTAINS October 9, 1949 Rocky Mountain National Park
186(3)
CHAPTER SIX 1950-1959
189(46)
RESCUE CAME, WELL, SORT OF... June 17, 1950 Grand Canyon National Park
193(2)
MISSIONARY PLANE WRECK-21 DIE November 21, 1950 Grand Teton National Park
195(1)
GRECIAN TRAGEDY PROVES WRONG ... OR DID IT? March 2, 1951 Kings Canyon National Park
196(1)
PLANE LANDS ON TOP OF MOUNTAIN April 12, 1951 Mt. Rainier National Park
197(2)
UNIT CITATION FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE: SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK RESCUE TEAM May 20, 1951 Sequoia National Park
199(1)
COUPLE SURVIVES PLUNGE OVER 340-FOOT WATERFALL July 21, 1951 Yosemite National Park
200(1)
GENERAL MOTORS EXECUTIVES MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR July 19, 1952 Crater Lake National Park
200(1)
UNIT AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM August 16, 1952 Grand Teton National Park
201(1)
WITNESSING THE SUICIDE FROM ONLY 100 FEET AWAY August 29, 1952 Hawaii National Park
202(1)
RESCUERS GET RESCUED May 25, 1953 Kings Canyon National Park
203(1)
IT TOOK 27 RESCUERS July 14, 1953 Grand Teton National Park
204(1)
RESCUE--300 MILES NORTH OF GUAM February 15, 1954 Agrihan Island
205(1)
RANGER DIES AFTER CLIMBING HIGHEST POINT ON CONTINENT May 16, 1954 Mt. McKinley National Park
206(1)
WE USED MORSE CODE--THEY DROPPED ICE CAKES July 30, 1954 Grand Canyon National Park
207(1)
TOLD TO WATCH FOR CIRCLING BIRDS-OF-PREY August 22, 1954 Rocky Mountain National Park
208(1)
FEAR PAIR LOST IN COLORADO SWIM TRY April 10, 1955 Grand Canyon National Park
209(3)
HIKED 20 MILES--CLIMBED 22 HOURS--COVERED 14,000 FEET June 28, 1955 Grand Teton National Park
212(1)
CITATION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: RUTH M. HEARD August 19, 1955 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
213(1)
CITATION FOR VALOR AWARD: ROBERT N. FRAUSON, FRANK J. BETTS, JERRY W. HAMMOND, AND NORMAN L. NESBIT May 30, 1956 Rocky Mountain National Park
213(1)
128 DIE June 30, 1956 Grand Canyon National Park
214(3)
THE CHOPPER PULLED MAXIMUM POWER July 24, 1956 Sequoia National Park
217(1)
"I CRIED," RICHARD'S FATHER SAID, "IT WAS THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE" August 19, 1956 Mt. Rainier National Park
218(1)
JET FIGHTERS COLLIDE October 4, 1956 Olympic National Park
219(1)
54 DAYS AFTER HIS JET EXPLODED 6 MILES UP May 9, 1957 Kings Canyon National Park
220(3)
WILMA CHISELED HER DIARY ON A DESERT BOULDER June 25, 1957 Big Bend National Park
223(1)
"I SAW A BIG BLACK BEAR. I WASN'T LOST. THE BEAR WAS!" July 26, 1957 Yosemite National Park
224(2)
"BOY, YOU'VE GOT SOME HIGH MOUNTAINS UP THERE" March 31, 1958 Yosemite National Park
226(1)
TECHNICAL RESCUE FROM OGLE CAVE June 15, 1958 Carlsbad Caverns National Monument
227(1)
RANGERS HAUL BOY OFF YOSEMITE CLIFF August 19, 1958 Yosemite National Park
228(1)
NAYDENE CHEATS DEATH--A SECOND TIME September 1, 1958 Mt. Rainier National Park
229(1)
CITATION FOR VALOR AWARD: DONALD A. DAYTON June 18, 1959 Glacier National Park
230(1)
ONE FINAL PASS DOWN THE RIVER July 23, 1959 Grand Canyon National Park
231(1)
"A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF POLITICAL INTERFERENCE COSTING 3 LIVES" September 1, 1959 Mt. Rainier National Park
232(3)
CHAPTER SEVEN 1960-1969
235(48)
THE DEATH OF TWO PARK RANGERS March 9, 1960 Grand Teton National Park
241(2)
WANTED TO BE THE YOUNGEST ON TOP OF LOST ARROW March 19, 1960 Yosemite National Park
243(1)
"MOST MASSIVE MOUNTAINEERING RESCUE OPERATION IN U.S. HISTORY" May 17, 1960 Mt. McKinley National Park
244(4)
RANGER DIES August 4, 1960 Grand Teton National Park
248(1)
"WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING" November 26, 1960 Death Valley National Monument
249(1)
15 MINUTES AFTER STARTING THE HIKE, HER SON WAS DEAD June 18, 1961 Mt. Rainier National Park
250(1)
THE ROPES HAD FROZEN TO THE CLIFF April 19, 1962 Yosemite National Park
251(1)
WITH 43 ONBOARD AND AFTER ONLY SEVEN SHORT MINUTES IN THE AIR February 12, 1963 Everglades National Park
251(1)
BOMBER CRASH--FIRST USE OF RECUE PARACHUTISTS May 3, 1963 Yellowstone National Park
252(1)
"DISCONTINUE THE SEARCH FOR OUR SON, AND LOOK FOR THE DIVER" June 27, 1963 Glacier National Park
253(1)
ALMOST PICTURE PERFECT, BUT THE PATIENT DIED ANYWAY September 2, 1963 Yosemite National Park
254(1)
"STEAM WAS HOT ENOUGH TO FRY A HOT DOG" May 31, 1964 Mt. Rainier National Park
255(1)
PARA JUMPERS WERE GLAD THEY DIDN'T JUMP April 23, 1965 Mt. Rainier National Park
256(1)
WATERY UNDERGROUND GRAVE June 20, 1965 Death Valley National Monument
257(1)
"19 ESCAPE ZION PARK FLOOD, 26 STRANDED, HOPES HIGH" September 5, 1965 Zion National Park
258(2)
THREE DROWN IN SURF RESCUE May 21, 1966 Fire Island National Seashore
260(1)
FAMILY OF FIVE DISAPPEARS INTO DEEP SNOW CAVE July 15, 1967 Mt. Rainier National Park
261(1)
WORST DISASTER IN ALASKAN MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY July 18, 1967 Mt. McKinley National Park
262(1)
READER'S DIGEST CALLED IT "THE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE" August 21, 1967 Grand Teton National Park
263(3)
INSERTING THE FORCEPS BENEATH THE SKULL FRAGMENT ... January 27, 1968 Rocky Mountain National Park
266(2)
CITATION FOR VALOR: JOE J. CAYOU May 23, 1968 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
268(1)
"SHARON, I THINK DAD IS DEAD" June 1, 1968 Mt. Rainier National Park
269(2)
"HE HEARD MADSEN SAY. `WHAT THE F___"" October 15, 1968 Yosemite National Park
271(1)
"WE CANNOT LAST ANOTHER NIGHT, GET US HELP TODAY." November 3, 1968 Yosemite National Park
272(2)
"ANOTHER TWENTY FEET AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT!" February 25, 1969 Sequoia National Park
274(1)
"FLAPPED HIS ARMS LIKE A BIRD AND JUMPED OFF THE CLIFF" March 12, 1969 Point Reyes National Seashore
275(1)
THE LARGEST SEARCH IN PARK SERVICE HISTORY June 14, 1969 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
276(2)
"ROCK!" June 15, 1969 Mt. Rainier National Park
278(1)
LONGS PEAK NAVY August 2, 1969 Rocky Mountain National Park
279(1)
UNIT CITATION: MT. CLEVELAND SEARCH AND RECOVERY TEAM December 30, 1969 Glacier National Park
280(3)
CHAPTER EIGHT 1970-1979
283(54)
"WE DROPPED HIM!" April 6, 1970 Yosemite National Park
291(1)
GAS, HEAT STOPS RESCUE ATTEMPTS FOR TWO MARINES July 11, 1970 Imperial County, California
292(2)
"THEY WERE TEN DAYS OVERDUE AND HAD 1.600 FEET TO GO!" October 23, 1970 Yosemite National Park
294(1)
DIVING BELL IN THE DESERT November 25, 1970 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
295(2)
"PROBABLY THE WORST SINGLE ACCIDENT" June 19, 1971 Grand Teton National Park
297(2)
"CREWS PLUCK INJURED CLIMBER FROM MOUNTAIN" July 15, 1971 Carbon County, Montana
299(2)
14-YEAR-OLD LOWERED 850 FEET ON RANGER'S BACK August 14, 1971 Rocky Mountain National Park
301(1)
ICICLES HUNG FROM FROZEN BEARDS January 21, 1972 Rocky Mountain National Park
302(1)
GRIZZLY MEAL June 25, 1972 Yellowstone National Park
303(2)
LONGEST SINGLE-STAGE ROPE-LOWERING IN MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY September 22, 1972 Yosemite National Park
305(1)
DOUBLE SUICIDE OR SUICIDE-HOMICIDE? December 1, 1972 Yosemite National Park
306(1)
TWO RANGERS KILLED IN PLANE WRECK February 7, 1973 Northern Nevada
307(1)
UNIT CITATION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM: VIRGIN RIVER NARROWS, ZION NATIONAL PARK June 3, 1973 Zion National Park
308(1)
THREE DIE IN AVALANCHE January 16, 1974 Grand Teton National Park
309(1)
"RESCUE IN THE GORGE" July 8, 1974 Yosemite National Park
310(2)
SIERRA: THE TELEVISION SHOW September 12, 1974 Sierra National Park
312(2)
UNIT CITATION SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM. ELDORADO FLOOD September 14, 1974 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
314(1)
C-141 "STARLIFTER" CRASH March 20, 1975 Olympic National Park
314(1)
DEATH OF AN ANGEL June 16, 1975 Yosemite National Park
315(2)
WANDERED FOR 20 DAYS IN CANYON August 1, 1975 Grand Canyon National Park
317(1)
SIX NPS EMPLOYEES AND TWO OTHERS KILLED September 12, 1975 (pre) Lake Clark National Park
318(1)
TWO KILLED BY TIDAL WAVE November 29, 1975 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
319(1)
UNIT CITATION FOR RESCUE TEAM: SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS January 24, 1976 Sequoia National Park
319(2)
NORTH AMERICAN ALTITUDE LANDING RECORD June 2, 1976 Denali National Park
321(1)
IT CAME WITHOUT WARNING, AND 145 DIED July 31, 1976 Rocky Mountain National Park
322(2)
"BUTCH, YOU MOTHER F___. HE'S DEAD. GET ME OUT OF HERE" October 5, 1976 Yosemite National Park
324(1)
MATT GOT LOST ... October 10, 1976 Lassen Volcanic National Park
325(1)
DOPE LAKE: THE ORIGINAL CLIFFHANGER December 9, 1976 Yosemite National Park
326(1)
DEATH OF SOME RESCUERS May 23, 1977 Yosemite National Park
327(1)
MAULED BY GRIZZLY. MAN NEEDS 1,000 STITCHES AND SEVEN OPERATIONS June 27, 1977 Yellowstone National Park
328(1)
FOUR RESCUERS LIVE ... AND FOUR DIE January 3, 1978 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
329(2)
CITATION FOR VALOR: LeMOORE SEARCH AND RESCUE HELICOPTER CREW, UNITED STATES NAVY May 28, 1978 Yosemite National Park
331(1)
DAVID DIDN'T WANT TO BE A FATHER July 15, 1978 Yosemite National Park
332(1)
SEARCHING FOR THE HAVASUPAI INDIAN December 27, 1978 Grand Canyon National Park
333(1)
"I'D PROBABLY DIE. I DIDN'T WANT TO DIE." June 22, 1979 Mt. Rainier National Park
334(3)
CHAPTER NINE 1980-1989
337(68)
PARK RANGER ... STILL MISSING January 13, 1980 Chiricahua National Monument
344(1)
CITATION UNIT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE OF SERVICE: SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE STAFF February 19, 1980 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
345(1)
JUST ANOTHER LIFE-AND-DEATH MISSION May 28, 1980 Grand Canyon National Park
346(2)
26 ILLEGALS LEFT TO DIE IN DESERT HEAT July 4, 1980 Organ Pipe National Monument
348(1)
FIVE RESCUERS KILLED IN "FIREWOOD ONE" September 11, 1980 North Cascades National Park
349(1)
A NIGHT IN VALHALLA--AN EVENING WITH SUSAN November 9, 1980 Grand Teton National Park
350(2)
THE YOUNG WOMAN WAS THE SIXTH TO DIE June 11, 1981 George Washington Memorial Parkway
352(1)
AMERICA'S DEADLIEST MOUNTAINEERING ACCIDENT June 21, 1981 Mt. Rainier National Park
353(1)
DEATH WAS A RESULT OF AN ILLEGAL PARACHUTE JUMP October 10, 1981 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
354(2)
CLOUSER/SCANLON v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA December 15, 1981 Denali National Park
356(2)
CITATION UNIT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE OF SERVICE: RATTLESNAKE CANYON RESCUE TEAM December 31, 1981 Joshua Tree National Monument
358(1)
11-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES SUBZERO ORDEAL January 3, 1982 Yosemite National Park
359(1)
AIR FLORIDA ... FLIGHT 90 January 13, 1982 Washington D.C.
360(2)
FOUR WENT DOWN ... THREE CAME UP February 21, 1982 Amistad Recreation Area
362(1)
MISSING CHILDREN ARE COMMON--BUT NEVER ROUTINE June 29, 1982 Rocky Mountain National Park
363(1)
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO POISON HERSELF July 22, 1982 Bandelier National Monument
364(1)
VICTIM "MOONS" RESCUE HELICOPTER November 27, 1982 Kings Canyon National Park
364(1)
WET-SUITED RANGERS PROBE WTER-FILLED SNOW CAVE July 14, 1983 Grand Teton National Park
365(2)
PINNED TIGHTLY UNDER-WATER FOR 25 MINUTES August 12, 1983 Yosemite National Park
367(1)
RANGER ZIEMANN SAID. "IT WAS AS NASTY AS IT COULD GET" October 9, 1983 Shenandoah National Park
368(1)
HELICOPTER CRASHES UPSIDE DOWN INTO THE COLORADO RIVER December 8, 1983 Grand Canyon National Park
369(1)
CITATION FOR VALOR: RICHARD W. THOMAS December 29, 1983 Olympic National Park
370(1)
DEATH OF A "SAMURAI WARRIOR" February 13, 1984 Denali National Park
371(3)
FIVE OF SEVEN BOATERS DROWN May 5, 1984 Montgomery County, Maryland
374(1)
THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL DISAPPEARS October 18, 1984 Joshua Tree National Monument
375(1)
SHARON FRACTURED HER PELVIS October 21, 1984 Haleakala National Park
376(1)
THE WRECK OF THE MISCONDUCT June 21, 1985 Isle Royale National Park
376(2)
EXEMPLARY ACT AWARD: DENNIS R. GLASS June 30, 1985 Golden Gate National Recreation Area
378(1)
TWO SIMULTANEOUS MAJOR RESCUES July 27, 1985 Yosemite National Park
379(2)
TWO RANGERS SAVE 14 LIVES July 29, 1985 Capitol Reef National Park
381(1)
RESCUERS BATTLE 90-MPH WINDS TO SAVE TWO CLIMBERS September 11, 1985 Grand Teton National Park
381(2)
MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE September 19, 1985 Mexico City, Mexico
383(2)
"THE WORST TRAGEDY TO EVER HIT OUR ISLAND" October 7, 1985 Ponce, Puerto Rico
385(1)
RANGER KEPT HIM FROM FALLING OFF June 13, 1986 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
386(1)
25 KILLED IN MIDAIR COLLISION June 18, 1986 Grand Canyon National Park
386(1)
PARK'S FIRST HELI-RAPPEL AND SHORT-HAUL SAVES A LIFE July 14, 1986 Grand Teton National Park
387(1)
LETTER TO PARK SUPERINTENDENT JOHN REYNOLDS July 20, 1986 North Cascades National Park
388(2)
INCREDIBLE SURVIVAL STORY--BUT BOTH LEGS HAD TO BE AMPUTATED October 15, 1986 Yosemite National Park
390(1)
CITATION FOR VALOR: STEPHEN W. UNDERWOOD May 24, 1987 Lava Beds National Monument
391(1)
JOHNSON v. USA--A PRECEDENT-SETTING COURT CASE ON SAR June 28, 1987 Grand Teton National Park
392(1)
"I'M NOT LETTING GO OF MY MOMMY" August 13, 1987 Cape Cod National Seashore
393(2)
WHEN THE YOUNG MAN FELL INTO THE 180-DEGREE WATER February 10, 1988 Yellowstone National Park
395(1)
AT 18,200 FEET--THE WORLD'S HIGHEST HOIST May 26, 1988 Denali National Park
396(1)
LOST MARINE August 30, 1988 Southern California
397(1)
WINDS MAY HAVE REACHED 200 MPH February 23, 1989 Denali National Park
398(2)
THEY SAVED FIVE PEOPLE May 20, 1989 Cape Hatteras National Seashore
400(1)
UNIT CITATION PARK RANGER RESCUE TEAM June 10, 1989 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
401(1)
ONE MORE RED CROSS August 9, 1989 Big Bend National Park
402(1)
MOCK SEARCH TURNS INTO THE REAL THING October 22, 1989 Wind Cave National Park
403(2)
CHAPTER TEN 1990-
405(46)
CITATION FOR VALOR: IAIN "AL" C. BROWN AND CAROLYN P. BROWN April 29, 1990 Ft. Jefferson National Monument
413(1)
SECOND LIGHTNING DEATH ON MT. WHITNEY July 14, 1990 Sequoia National Park
413(1)
LIGHTING FLASHES GUIDE THE WAY July 16, 1990 Death Valley National Monument
414(1)
GREATEST U.S. CAVE RESCUE SINCE FLOYD COLLINS March 31, 1991 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
415(2)
CITATION FOR VALOR: CLAYTON P. BUTLER May 5, 1991 Olympic National Park
417(1)
HIGHEST TECHNICAL ROPE RESCUE IN NORTH AMERICA July 3, 1991 Denali National Park
418(1)
EIGHT SURVIVE FLASH FLOOD IN 200-FOOT-DEEP SLOT CANYON August 12, 1991 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
419(1)
MORE TRIED ... AND MORE DIED Summer 1992 Denali National Park
420(1)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: PATRICK McCRARY, SUPERINTENDENT June 27, 1992 Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
421(1)
HURRICANE ANDREW AND THE NATIONAL ALL-RISK MANAGEMENT TEAM August 24, 1992 South Florida
422(1)
WORLD-RECORD RAPPELS September 23, 1992 Yosemite National Park
423(1)
CHIEF RANGER'S MOST DIFFICULT RESCUE IN 29 YEARS October 10, 1992 Zion National Park
424(1)
THREE CRASH INSIDE ERUPTING VOLCANO November 21, 1992 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
425(1)
WINTERFEST February 20, 1993 Craters of the Moon National Monument
426(1)
CITATION UNIT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE OF SERVICE March 13, 1993 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
427(1)
37 RESCUED FROM 23 RAFT WRECKS May 11, 1993 Canyonlands National Park
428(1)
CLIFFHANGER: RAMBO ON A ROCK May 28, 1993 Rocky Mountain National Park
428(2)
298 ILLEGAL CHINESE ALIENS RESCUED June 6, 1993 Gateway National Recreation Area
430(1)
TWO DIE-PARK SUED FOR $25 MILLION July 15, 1993 Zion National Park
431(2)
TWO EMPLOYEES INJURED ON TWO SEPARATE SARs March 11, 1994 Shenandoah National Park
433(1)
FIRST NPS EMPLOYEE TO DIE ON PEAK IN 40 YEARS May 21, 1994 Denali National Park
434(1)
IT'S A DARN BUSY PLACE July 29, 1994 Grand Canyon National Park
435(1)
TWO RESCUE RANGERS FALL TO THEIR DEATHS August 12, 1995 Mt. Rainier National Park
435(2)
LESSER-KNOWN SAR AREAS AND THEIR EMERGENCY WORKLOAD 1995 National Park Service
437(5)
VETERAN BACKCOUNTRY RANGER VANISHES July 20, 1996 Kings Canyon National Park
442(1)
KAYAKER PLUMMETS OVER WATERFALL AND IS TRAPPED October 5, 1996 New River Gorge National River
443(1)
SHE REPORTED HER ENTIRE FAMILY MISSING December 14, 1996 Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
444(1)
ELEVEN DIE IN SLOT CANYON August 12, 1997 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
445(2)
THREE RESCUERS DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH September 6, 1997 Olympic National Park
447(1)
SECONDS AFTER JUMPING. HIS PARACHUTE SNAGGED ON THE CLIFF September 24, 1997 Glacier National Park
448(3)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 451(2)
APPENDIX I Search and Rescue Awards 453(19)
APPENDIX II Search and Rescuers Killed in the Line of Duty 472(1)
APPENDIX III Abbreviations and Acronyms 473(2)
REFERENCES 475(28)
GENERAL REFERENCES 503(1)
INDEX 504

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