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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In the News: YOSAR Member Honored

Not long after posting the recent entry featuring Yosemite Search & Rescue, I came across an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Ranger John Dill, a member of the team who helped develop the Search & Rescue program. The article, entitled, "U.S. honors Yosemite search and rescue ranger," highlights some of Dill's most significant missions, including the 1982 rescue of 10-year-old Donnie Priest in the wreckage of his parents' plane on 12,057-foot White Mountain. The article begins....

"Danger is a constant in Yosemite National Park, where the towering cliffs, thundering waterfalls and rugged wilderness combine with an unusual knack among humans to stumble into horrifying predicaments.

Nobody knows that better than John Dill, who has been involved in almost every significant rescue in the park over the past 38 years, predating the formation of the esteemed Yosemite Search and Rescue team, of which he is an integral part."

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