Facebook: A Cry For Help?

This week one of our summer staff got lost mountain biking in the woods a few miles north. He was riding some unfamiliar trails and became lost. The sun set and he realized he was in some trouble.


he posted this on his facebook page:

"Hey, im currently lost in a forest right now & its really dark"

His brother read his comment and "liked" his status. (I am guessing he thought he was joking around).

I got the call at 1:30 am that he was lost in the woods. Police dispatch advised me to not have our staff go look for him (to prevent others from becoming lost). So, I just listened to my police scanner until I fell asleep.

The next morning he had still not been found. Fortunately, as soon as the sun came up, he was able to get his bearings and find his way to Hwy 101 where he was spotted by the police and brought home cold, hungry but safe.

I asked him later if the Facebook post was a bit of a joke and he said no. It was his way of asking for help.

The times, they are a-changing...


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