Did you hear?

United States
December 20, 2006 5:48pm CST
the latest on the Missing Mount Hood Climbers? They have called off the search! I feel so sorry for the families of these men. Right before christmas too. the poor wives & children. also the men's parents. can you imagine outliving your own children? I'd hate to be in their shoes. never knowing for sure if just maybe 1 more day would have brought them home. for the news story, you can click here: http://news.yahoo.com/fc/us/missing_mount_hood_climbers
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I agree it is sad but the guys should have thought about that before they decide to climb a mountain in the winter just before Christmas. Giving up the search was the right thing to do, the mountain is dangerous to the rescue workers right now. After the recent storms they had up there, the chance that the lsat 2 men are alive is 0. Is is right for rescue teams to be sent up there in those conditions and search for bodies, risking losing their own lives in the process? They have families too!
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
I have to disagree with you theatrejunkie. I'm sure that a lot of those rescue workers are voluntary, but even if they're paid, there is a limit to the amount of danger one should expose themselves to in order to help another. They have done their best. Conditions are obviously dangerous, and these workers are endangering themselves.And their families need them for Christmas. If the search has been called off then it is because there's a strong possibility that these guys may never be found. It's not an easy decision to make. I know it's not easy because I carry out voluntary work for an organisation that is involved in search and rescue. Often a search is only kept up because the family wants it, even though they know in their hearts that the person is gone. I feel sorry for the rescue workers because it can be very upsetting for some not to find the person. I thought the statement "they should have thought about that" was pretty harsh though. None of us knows what's going to happen when we step outside our front door. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone and all that. Who here hasn't tried to cross the road in between cars? Or who drinks or smokes or eats fatty foods? Those are all things that can contribute to you either having an accident or dying.
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• Malaysia
21 Dec 06
Climber - Climber
Missing mount Hood Climbers? Where this happen? How money people missing? I feel sorry for their family:( Hope they will come back home soon:)
• United States
23 Dec 06
There were 3 climbers. they found 1 body. they gave up the search before finding the others.
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
21 Dec 06
It is definitly sad, but they were spending so much money on what was seemingly a lost cause. It was also frustrating that tax payers were paying so much money to find these guys who voluntarily climbed a mountain knowing that there was a chance they would survive. I feel horrible for the families, but I would rather my taxes go towards searching for children who have been kidnapped.
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• China
23 Dec 06
i read the news but no coments on ,it is big
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• Philippines
21 Dec 06
thats terrible. oh God be with them..
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Dec 06
It's sad for the families remaining, but I am sure they knew it was dangerous when they undertook the trip. Hopefully, this is a lesson learned, and would deter some other climbers from taking such a risky adventure.
• Nigeria
21 Dec 06
such is life..how is the story been writed like this......it make me feel bad in this chrismas..however i will pray for the family ok
• United States
21 Dec 06
It is sad that they called the search off. What awful timing for the families involved. My continued prayers are with the climbers and their families. With Gods will, they will combat the cold and make it out.
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@Kackie3 (345)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I would rather hope that when the rescue continues, by some miracle they will be found alive. I am probably fooling myself for thinking this way, but after all one of those men has done this all his life and is well trained in all hazards that can arise. I prefer to remember this, and hope. Stranger things have happened. You just never know.
@krizz420 (4387)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Definitley a sad story for sure. I could never figure out why people would put themselfs into danger like that in the first place.
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• India
21 Dec 06
i feel thwe same like u do hope we can anything for it
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• Saudi Arabia
21 Dec 06
I felt sorry also for the loved ones of these people also. We cannot in one way blame the government or anybody for thosse missing(though I know you are not blaming them. What I mean is that we have to consider also the other side of the coin. I know for sure that people in authority has some limitations also. But given this situation if one(people in authority)of their family members is also missing in Mt. Hood? how would they feel? Maybe they will continue searching for these missing people using the best of their abilities and equipment. Because of this, I in one way or the other felt sorry for both parties. Nobody wants this to happen and may those missing people find refuge or if possible everlasting refuge if there;s no other way of bringing them home alive.
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@lovewaves (157)
• India
21 Dec 06
i really feel very bad and guilty, when i hear these type of stories... however i don't celebrated Christmas but i have a huge heart for these kind of people.
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• India
21 Dec 06
i m also very sorry to here that i hope we culd do anythin gto do abt that
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• Australia
21 Dec 06
Strange,there been nothing on this in Australia, first ive heard about it hope the find it
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• India
21 Dec 06
how it possible ,i can't understand.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I feel very sorry for these families. I don't think there is a price on human life. I do think they put themsleves at risk going up there. I think everyone should be able to do somthing they love to do. I guess what I hope will come out of all this is mountain climbers being more careful. It appears that these men were, but obviously not enough. Maybe there should be times of the year that you just shouldn't be able to climb. I am sure they were thrill seakers, and its not a bad hobby. I hope by some miracle they come out alive, but the odds are not with them. Moral to the story BE CAREFUL.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
its sad ...i dont understand why they wuld climb before a storm in the first place though...guess it was their decision though.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
that is horrible.my heart goes out to these mens families.i would never want to out live my kids.i could not even imagine outliving my kids.this is such a horrible situation especially around christmas time to lose a father,son,husband how tragic.
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
21 Dec 06
no i havent thats sad fore the familys they should keep looking to find them it only right the family be in peace
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