News | Summit Trip Reports | Partners | Low Point Reports | Dogs
Summary Topics: E-News Archive | Club News | Accidents | Obituaries | Books | Advisories | Site News

 Go to Forum Home  

NPS Report on Rescues in Lassen, Yosemite and Kings Canyon

September 4 2004 at 12:50 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

Response to Solo Blind Elderly Man Prompts Rescues in Three Different National Parks
Lassen Volcanic National Park (CA)
Rescue of Missing Hiker

On July 19th, rangers received a report that an elderly man was overdue from
a hike in the southwest area of the park. A hasty search was begun at
daylight the next day. Rangers Luke Hodgson and Allison O’Connor located
Charles Parrish, injured and dehydrated, in a ravine south of Mill Creek
Falls that afternoon. Parrish lost the trail near dusk the previous evening.
At about the same time, he suffered from numerous sliding falls which
deposited him downstream from the falls. Hodgson and O’Connor provided
medical treatment and assisted Parrish to the trailhead. Parrish is legally
blind and had only a bottle of water and the park brochure with him. Parrish
frequents National Park Service areas, has been the subject of searches in
Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks, and refuses to carry the ten
essentials or admit difficulty in locating the trail due to poor eyesight.
[Submitted by John Roth, Chief Ranger]

 Respond to this message   
Find more forums on Mountain RangesCreate your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2018 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  
RSS Feed For This Forum
Privacy Statement | Network54 Terms and Conditions