Forum: Just Getting Started In Geocaching
Topic: Geocacher Dies During Hunt
started by: PC Medic

Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 13 2004,12:35 pm
Our prayers go out to this Geocachers family.

It is a story like < this one > that not only saddens those in the geocaching community, but also serves to remind everyone that Geocaching (like many other activities) has its inherent dangers. From the story and talk in the Yahoo Group it appears this gentleman may have lost his footing while returning from a cache hunt which resulted in a fatal fall into the ravine.

Please remmber that it is best to cache with someone and if you do go alone, leave word with family or friends where you have gone and when you should return. If you have a cell phone bring it along.



Posted by MOCache on Dec. 14 2004,11:04 am
Link doesn't go to the article.. do you have an alternate link or synopsis of what happened?
Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 14 2004,12:06 pm
Fixed the link, it had moved.
Posted by TEAM 360 on Dec. 14 2004,6:02 pm
I was really sad to hear about this...my condolences go out to his family, I hope they won't think badly of the sport, it seemed he was doing something he enjoyed...

Would you archive this cache if you were the owner?
I think I would, just to wipe out the memories attached to it.

Posted by PC Medic on Dec. 14 2004,6:19 pm
Yes it was definitely a tragic thing to have happen. I am not personally familiar with the individual, but have heard he was quite new to the sport (only his second or third cache I believe). I hope (and do not think) his family will think badly of the sport, It was an accident.

As for archiving/retiring the cache, I can see it going either way though if it were mine I probably would.

Posted by Quinn on Dec. 16 2004,7:31 pm
Quote (TEAM 360 @ Dec. 14 2004,8:02 pm)
I was really sad to hear about this...my condolences go out to his family, I hope they won't think badly of the sport, it seemed he was doing something he enjoyed...

Would you archive this cache if you were the owner?
I think I would, just to wipe out the memories attached to it.

I think a good way to help remember this person would be to keep the cache intact and active. It is a very sad accident, and having it happen at this time of the year only makes it that much worse. I think all of our hearts go out to the family.
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