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It really works!

From the Napa Valley Register:


Two 19-year-old teenagers were rescued Wednesday evening from the Oat Hill Mine Trail near Calistoga with the help of the Napa County Search and Rescue team and a California Highway Patrol plane, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson said.

A CHP plane was dispatched shortly after the hikers used a cell phone to call for help at 5:47 p.m. after getting lost off the trail, Anderson said.

The plane spotted the hikers at 6:50 p.m. and a Napa County Search and Rescue team, knowing the hikers’ GPS coordinates, hiked into the area, he said.

Search and Rescue volunteers found the man and the woman at about 9:30 p.m. and led them out of the area, he said. The teenagers, whose hometown is unknown, were not injured.


(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers.  Whatever happened to editors?)


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(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers.  Whatever happened to editors?)

The Internet happened.  On the bright side, we've got kitten videos.
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Iggy SO rules!

On the other hand were I in trouble while I'd dig out my phone and turn it on? Actually seeing bars appear would be quite the pleasant surprise. Though just in case I do make sure I've got the local emergency contacts in my list.
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