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Coastie missing on Kodiak
Last Post 27 Dec 2012 11:55 AM by captkyguy. 8 Replies.
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24 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
    http://www.boston.com/news/weather/...story.html

    There is a Coastie missing.  He went hiking on Barometer and hasn't been seen since 10 am Saturday.
    Sector NY, Staten Island
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    25 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
    Hang in there they'll find you!
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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    26 Dec 2012 04:53 AM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...paign=1490

    They found FN Russell.  Fair winds and following seas to a Coastie lost far too young.
    Sector NY, Staten Island
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    26 Dec 2012 09:08 AM
    oh that is terrible news!
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    26 Dec 2012 10:24 AM
    My prayers go out to his family.

    But hiking barometer alone, in winter, after a snowstorm? This could have been prevented if he had just realized what a dumb idea it was. Looks like more mandated training is coming for the rest of us...
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    26 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
    So sad...prayers for his family, and for those who spent their Christmas searching, to bring his family peace.

    Please...don't hike, ride, dive or surf alone. Remember what you do affects those who love you too.
    Heart breaking for another mom, just now.....
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    27 Dec 2012 08:24 AM
    Nick, normally you give excellent advice and are a good resource on this forum. Something I appreciate. However, now is neither the time nor the place to discuss what FN Russell' faults were. He was an experienced winter climber having hiked many mountains in Maine winters, where he grew up. It also appears that he had at least some ice climbing type of equipment to have a snow ax with him. If the only thing that comes out of his death is training and proper notification and better guidance as far as cold weather survival techniques, well that is a good thing. It should not be lamented because it wasn't your mother that got a call on Christmas morning saying "We found your childs body." There will be a time and a place to debate these things, this is not that time or place.

    Please feel free to leave any condolences but let's leave debating out of this. I agree with KD, remember to hug those you love just a little tighter. Remember to tell your friends they truly do matter to you.
    Sector NY, Staten Island
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    27 Dec 2012 09:09 AM
    Very sad story, but glad that at least his family is able to get some closure.
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    27 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
    Thoughts and prayers are with the family...God Bless
    I want to finally set it free, So show me how to see what Your mercy sees, Help me now to give what You gave to me...Forgiveness, Forgiveness
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