Thursday, April 1, 2010
“Eagle Scout Fined $25k for His Mountain Rescue” from backcounty.com tells of an eagle scout who broke his ankle in the mountains, this is important because sometimes victims lost in the mountains will refuse to call for help because they cannot afford the rescue. Under New Hampshire law victims of a mountain rescue are required to pay back the agencies involved in there rescue. Many people refuse to call for help because they know that they will have to pay for their rescue. In Colorado all search and rescue is free, this lets lost hikers much more ready to call for help if they need to. This relates to the world because Colorado can be an example for states like New Hampshire where they charge for rescue.