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SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby austex » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:03 am




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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:49 am

One of two things come to mind. They were searching and ran across growers. Or, the subject searched for was running from the long arm of the law, and SAR was helping to find him.

Another possibility might be it was one of those people who insists they need a gun to protect themselves or just to play around, and it was a misunderstanding. All kinds of entitled people who make life difficult out there.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby k9mark » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:08 am

Nevada county......strong probability it was a grower.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby rayfound » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:36 am

One SAR volunteer was shot in the hip and is incapacitated but stable.


Thankfully not fatal. But seriously, who does this... I don't know, growers are my suspicion also.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby wildhiker » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:29 pm

Along the Yuba River in Nevada County - also possibly a "miner" defending his claim against interlopers. Gold fever with a gun = danger.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:05 pm

marijuana growers up there too.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby giantbrookie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:40 pm

wildhiker wrote:Along the Yuba River in Nevada County - also possibly a "miner" defending his claim against interlopers. Gold fever with a gun = danger.


Yes, both growers and mining/dredging folks are a hazard in that region. In fact I have encountered a few more of the latter than the former. My students and I have had some scary encounters with both types of folks during my years of doing field geology in this area.

Over the years this has strongly influenced my strategy on geologic research projects in this region. The bottom line is I try to choose areas that minimize the chances of such encounters.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:16 pm

A friend on that team indicated it was not a grower, and the team saw the shooter - the shooter clearly saw them, what with the orange shirts and everything.

Search suspended, missing person not found, investigation into the shooting under way.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby rlown » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:18 pm

If they saw the shooter, why couldn't they find the person? No one who could shoot back?
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby ERIC » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:03 pm

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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby rlown » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:06 pm

i get it. just not impressed with the response.
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Re: SAR Volunteer Shot

Postby ERIC » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:11 pm

Police, and other forces actually trained for that kind of thing, lose people they come face to face with all the time. Lot of these folks are volunteers. Personally, I'm not so quick to judge any response to something so out of the ordinary.
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