Snowmobiler stranded in freezing Idaho ravine wrote goodbye notes
Long story short, guy went out for a ride in a remote area and wrecked in a ravine. He survived the plunge, but nearly died over the next few days because he hadn't taken any water, survival or self-rescue equipment with him.
The money quote from the story is this one:
"When you're an extreme snowmobiler and you get lost, you're usually dead," Barry Sadler told KECI-TV. "You're going places where people won't go -- where people shouldn't go."
The 54-year-old Mullan, Idaho, man said part of his extreme mindset was to ride without survival gear or water.
Some people are alive today because Darwin was apparently asleep or in the can when their moment came. Barry Sadler (not the former Greet Beret) is clearly one of them.
Sadler suffered some broken bones in his hands and had frostbite.
Two sheriff's deputies involved in the search scolded Sadler for riding by himself and without survival gear, an avalanche beacon or a satellite locator.
Gee, all that's missing here is for Red Forman to walk in and call him a dumbass.