« Previous  
 Next »

Search And Rescue Under Scrutiny

09/13/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
 MP3   Download MP3 

AP/Jason R. Henske

 

In the wake of the January death of a hiker in Ripton, a committee formed by the legislature is looking into how the state responds to search and rescue calls.  The Vermont State Police have long taken the lead, but the system also involves local law enforcement, regional search and rescue squads and other state agencies. 

The committee has been scrutinizing what resources the state has, how the searches are organized and who leads them.  We talk with members  Neil Van Dyke of Stowe Mountain Rescue and Michael Cannon of Colchester Technical Rescue about the committee's work and ways to improve the system.

Also, VPR's Ross Sneyd offers analysis of VPR's debate between gubernatorial candidates Democratic incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin and Republican Randy Brock.  

Tags

search_and_rescue politics
comments powered by Disqus
Supported By
Become an Underwriter | Find an Underwiter