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CNN coverage of Mount Hood search-and-rescue attempt

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Technology is simply amazing. Who would have thought you'd be able to watch rescue climbers working on the summit of Mount Hood on TV?

    If these three guys survived, it'll be one hell of a story.
  2. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Teams looking for three missing climbers on Mount Hood found a body after searching a second snow cave Sunday, an official said.

    The dead climber had not yet been identified, said Pete Hughes, a spokesman for the Hood River County Sheriff's Office. The body was believed to be one of the three missing climbers, authorities said.

    The body was found in a snow cave — but not the one that was first searched earlier Sunday, he said.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Turns out the body is of the man who called his family last week.

    A really, really sad story. RIP
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing after all the action on the mountain yesterday, it's now a recovery operation. With all the searchers and helicopters, if the other two were still alive they'd have been spotted.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    After the wall-to-wall James Kim coverage, I was wondering if they would've covered the story the same if it was Joe Schmoe, not a CNET exec.

    Sadly, we found out the answer all too quickly.
  6. I'm starting to get unnerved by the way CNN can turn any potential tragedy into a miniseries. I know the horse is long gone from the barn, but I'm still uneasy about it.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    It's how they justify their existence.

    Like you, I'm uneasy about it.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    That horse left the barn when teevee covered OJ's flight down the freeway.
  9. Actually, it really started with JFK's funeral and then the moon shots, but there wasn't cable then, when it got worse.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Us young whippersnappers weren't around then, F_B.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Is a CNET senior editor that big of a deal?
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I just want to know who thought it would be a good idea to climb Mount Hood in the middle of December with a massive wind storm coming.
    I am not by any means saying they deserved to die, but people have got to be smarter.
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