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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020 READ

Postby Greenhouseguy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:29 pm

I hope that everybody involved, including SAR, makes it home tonight in the best possible shape.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020 READ

Postby Yalegirl09 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:37 pm

Thoughts and prayers with Kevin and SAR tonight! Hoping for the best!

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Postby glissader131 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:43 pm

My prayers are with Kevin and the SAR guys.

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Postby Phill the Thrill » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:44 pm

Kevin and Travis: Our family is praying for you right now. God be with you.
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Postby jduncan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:44 pm

dmccool wrote:2 Chronicles 6:19
"Yet give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence."


Well said! Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, you and everyone else affected by this accident.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020 READ

Postby tenpins » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:50 pm

dude, of course you did the right thing, you must go for help.


Im wondering about when he said "after 30 minutes with no response from SAR" - is there rudimentary 2-way communication on the SPOT? When you push that button, how do you know it has been received?

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Postby slopestyle » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:52 pm

Sending positive vibes to your friend and to the SaR folks up there right now, and you as well. Lets hope that those T-Storms that are forcasted tonight are much less severe than expected and that the rain never develops.

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Postby mtgirl » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:53 pm

Sending positive vibes in Kevin's direction. How terrible......for both of you. Stay strong !
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Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:54 pm

Goodness - I hope he is OK - that is a tough decision you had to make but I think you did the right thing. Whatever the outcome, don't blame yourself! I hope he is going to survive. Keeping my thoughts for him.

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Postby travis19877 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:09 pm

Everyone, sar sent a heli up and it crashed.. foot team moving in. Yes alamosa sar
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020 READ

Postby travis19877 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:11 pm

tenpins wrote:dude, of course you did the right thing, you must go for help.


Im wondering about when he said "after 30 minutes with no response from SAR" - is there rudimentary 2-way communication on the SPOT? When you push that button, how do you know it has been received?



Well what happened is the spots actually were not seding off info since about 8:40, so when i got back i was reassured i was not just crazy and they DID malfunction. But, if it worked correctly, there would be a flashing light alerting us that the message is being sent.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020 READ

Postby tmathews » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:12 pm

tenpins wrote:dude, of course you did the right thing, you must go for help.


Im wondering about when he said "after 30 minutes with no response from SAR" - is there rudimentary 2-way communication on the SPOT? When you push that button, how do you know it has been received?


You can read about the SOS function on page 9 of this document (page 16 of the user's manual): http://www.findmespot.com/downloads/ENG_UG_Apr_26_2010.pdf

I'm not sure which version of SPOT was being used, but I know that there was a recall of the earlier models of the SPOT II. This does give me pause for concern, though. Not too long ago, I purchased one myself (after they corrected the issue). The only communication that you receive from the unit is in the form or either red or green flashing lights. Green means the message went through, red means it didn't. Travis can check his SPOT shared page to see if the SOS message was actually received by the GPS satellites.

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