- Aug 13, 2011
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Thanks for the link showing how much the rescue cost, @GuyfromCanada !A search for a California woman who was missing for two weeks last fall at Zion National Park in Utah before being found alive cost about $60,000, park officials said Thursday.
More at Zion National Park Search for Los Angeles Woman Cost $60K, Report Says
As long as the family pays this money back I think people will understand their motives were honest.
No one needs to know outside of LE what reason HSC had for this escapade, but returning monies that the taxpayers or others had to fork out would be a sign of good faith.
The only problem is that the next time someone goes missing there may not be the sense of emergency as people will be wary of someone 'crying wolf'.
This hurts innocent victims who are truly lost -- and not just saying they went for 12 + days without water and were still able to walk out with only a minimal hospital checkup resulting in a bill of good health.