Search and Rescue http://www.kplu.org en Naked woman missing in SW Washington forest http://www.kplu.org/post/naked-woman-missing-sw-washington-forest <p>Deputies are searching for a woman missing in a southwest Washington national forest who is naked because she was going on a spiritual quest.</p><p>Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox <a href="http://bit.ly/190wKfW" target="_blank">told The Columbian</a> the 19-year-old Vancouver woman was wearing only a fanny pack with a compass and a knife about 5 p.m. Sunday when she left the Canyon Creek Campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.</p><p>She was supposed to return that night. A friend reported her missing around midnight.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:27:18 +0000 The Associated Press 9032 at http://www.kplu.org Who pays when a daredevil needs rescue? http://www.kplu.org/post/who-pays-when-daredevil-needs-rescue <p>The search for a skydiver who went missing near Mount Si last week has been called off for now.</p><p>The King County Sheriff’s office says they’ve scoured every angle of the area where he might have landed that they could get to on foot. Foggy weather is preventing their next move: taking a helicopter into the cliffs and ravines where the missing man could have taken shelter if he survived.</p><p>But who pays for such rescues?</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:54:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7508 at http://www.kplu.org "Off limits" skiers could be fined http://www.kplu.org/post/limits-skiers-could-be-fined <p>Every winter we hear about skiers and snow boarders at nearby ski resorts who end up in dangerous situations after wandering into areas marked “off limits."&nbsp; That often triggers expensive search and rescue operations. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:07:47 +0000 KPLU News Staff 625 at http://www.kplu.org "Off limits" skiers could be fined