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RESCUES: Nature lovers should pre-pay to cover costs

Letter by Ben Lieurance, Gig Harbor on July 11, 2012 at 11:33 am | 7 Comments »
July 11, 2012 12:18 pm

Every year we read stories about missing hikers, mountain climbers and skiers who need rescued. I am not against participating in the great outdoors, but who pays for these rescues?

I don’t know how much the helicopters, sheriff’s department and other rescue workers might cost taxpayers, directly or indirectly, but maybe it’s time to consider requiring these nature lovers to post a bond before venturing over hill and dale.

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