in the Wood
According to the National Park Service Annual Search and Rescue Report 6338 search and rescue incidents occurred in the National Forest in 1998. One hundred and thirty-eight of these incidents were fatal. Another 4595 involved injuries. These rescue missions involved a total of 82240.1 man hours costing $1,792,363. An additional 1389.25 of air and helicopter hours were used at a cost of $1,952,149.
Could camping, hiking, and outdoor safety education help prevent accidents? Follow the links below so you will be better prepared when faced with an outdoor mishap. Then take the quiz to determine how much you have learned.