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Seminole Forest Search & Rescue

Scottb226Scottb226 Posts: 235 Deckhand
So last week I drove into Seminole Forest to do some scouting for a couple hunts I have in there this year. When I got to the entrance gate there were a bunch of emergency vehicles blocking the gate. I get to talking to them and come to find out they were there to search for 2 missing people that went hiking in there earlier that day. I took a look around and noticed there were no vehicles that had 4x4 and with all this rain lately a lot of the roads are under water. I offered to help them out since I did have a 4x4 truck and I also know those woods pretty well. The rescue team agreed so they hopped into my truck and off we went. We started down some roads and it wasn't long before we were driving through mud and water. At this point we were heading in the direction they were thought to be hiking in but we weren't sure exactly where they were. The helicopter arrived and after locating the two people they gave us directions from above and not very long after we found the people. They turned out to be young and inexperienced hikers that just got confused and lost direction. Everybody got back in the truck and we headed back to the main road where all the emergency vehicles were left, this time with the help of the helicopter telling me the best route to stay out of the flooded roads. When we got back, the fire truck hosed my truck off to get the mud off and off I went. I didn't get to get any scouting done that day but it was a cool experience that I'm glad I was able to be a part of.










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