This summer season, Curtis Whitson, his girlfriend, and 13-year-old son have been mountain climbing in Central California after they grew to become stranded in a canyon close to a waterfall with no approach out. They’d deliberate to drift down the waterfall however the present was too robust. Apparently there’s often a rappelling rope connected to bolted carabiners on the spot, however it was gone. Whitson discovered a inexperienced plastic water bottle, carved “HELP” within the facet, put in a observe, and tossed it over the waterfall. From CNN:
A while after midnight the trio was woke up by the sound of a California Freeway Patrol helicopter overhead.
“That is Search and Rescue. You might have been discovered,” somebody mentioned over the loudspeaker.
Whitson mentioned he was informed two males discovered the bottle with the household’s observe, floated right down to the trailhead, then hiked a few miles and reached the campground the place they alerted the camp host.
That host informed Whitson in regards to the hikers, however added the 2 left earlier than the rescue with out giving their names.
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