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(NBC Washington)   News: Search for missing kayaker called off. Good news: Because they found him, alive and well. Fark: At home, oblivious to the search   (nbcwashington.com) divider line 8
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2014-06-15 09:12:55 PM  
Weird that this story has come up. I was at the cemetery with my buddy visiting my dad's grave today and we noticed a headstone covered in kids-type stickers. We went down to investigate and realized that the guy died at the age of 27. We figured drugs, or whatever. When I got home I googled his name and the town and apparently he fell overboard during a night time fishing trip. The water was about 39 degrees during that time of year.

No word on if they ever found his body. The story was recounted by his cousin who was rescued and survived.
 
2014-06-16 06:28:26 AM  
Lois Einhorn?
 
2014-06-16 09:19:18 AM  
Given the circumstances he should have had reason to believe there would be a search. Even if no one saw him jump out and swim ashore, the empty kayak would have been found and potentially triggered a search. At the very least he should be ticketed for littering a waterway or whatever citation they have for that.
 
2014-06-16 10:31:51 AM  
I'm on a wilderness SAR team and we always do what we call a "Bastard Search" where we go to the home, girlfriend's house, bars, etc, just to make sure the person is ACTUALLY lost.

One time we actually found the lost guy in the search party. He didn't know everyone was searching for him.

Good times.
 
2014-06-16 02:22:00 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Given the circumstances he should have had reason to believe there would be a search. Even if no one saw him jump out and swim ashore, the empty kayak would have been found and potentially triggered a search. At the very least he should be ticketed for littering a waterway or whatever citation they have for that.


I know that every time I lose something that I call the police so that they can cite me for littering or wasting their time.
 
2014-06-16 03:59:11 PM  

lexnaturalis: I'm on a wilderness SAR team and we always do what we call a "Bastard Search" where we go to the home, girlfriend's house, bars, etc, just to make sure the person is ACTUALLY lost.

One time we actually found the lost guy in the search party. He didn't know everyone was searching for him.

Good times.


That's up there with attending your own funeral.
 
2014-06-16 08:34:15 PM  

lexnaturalis: I'm on a wilderness SAR team and we always do what we call a "Bastard Search" where we go to the home, girlfriend's house, bars, etc, just to make sure the person is ACTUALLY lost.

One time we actually found the lost guy in the search party. He didn't know everyone was searching for him.

Good times.


Ok, I really want to hear more details on that story. How long was he part of the group? Were y'all just tromping around for hours, with this poor fool hollering out his own name, until a picture was circulated and somebody recognized him, or did he just drive up saying "I'm here to help with the search!" and he was immediately picked out as the "lost"? The story I really want to hear is that he really was lost, and as SAR neared him, he just tried to blend in as part of the group, acting like he had been there all along, to conceal the fact that he had really been lost.
 
2014-06-17 04:17:11 AM  

lexnaturalis: I'm on a wilderness SAR team and we always do what we call a "Bastard Search" where we go to the home, girlfriend's house, bars, etc, just to make sure the person is ACTUALLY lost.

One time we actually found the lost guy in the search party. He didn't know everyone was searching for him.

Good times.


A little hard to do when you don't know the name of the person you're looking for.
 
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