[LINK] Lost in the Blue Mountains: triple-0 operator 'uncaring'

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Apr 17 13:57:34 AEST 2009

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 12:10 PM 17/04/2009, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
>> And in an ironic return to the initial topic, I found the Police Station
>> offering free loans of ePIRB devices is Katoomba, the nearest to where the
>> young man was lost.
> That is tragic. I wonder how many people even know that? That's an 
> excellent safety service.

This whole story is tragic..

An ePIRB is not a safety service it is a distress signal - which would save 
search time.

Though I would guess that checking with the police or the local bushwalkers 
club/tourist info center etc would have provided them with useful information as 
to what they should carry with them and attempt - maybe even a basic guide to 
bushwalking as well as the ePIRB.

Unfortunately, I can't help but see parallels here with 17 year old male drivers.

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202

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