Regional Report: Hiker's Death May Spark Change In Rescue Policy
03/02/12 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette  Download MP3
The death of a 19-year old hiker from New Haven back in January is raising questions about whether Vermont needs to change the way it searches for missing people, and which agencies should bear the responsibility for doing so.
The tragic death of Levi Duclos has upset many people in Addison County because, as freelance law and policy writer Cindy-Ellen Hill has reported, there were qualified search and rescue volunteers who didn't learn that Levi was missing until it was too late.
Cindy Ellen Hill's articles on Levi Duclos can be found on the VT Digger web site. For our Friday regional report today VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Hill about why this particular story is garnering so much attention, and why the very laws regarding search and rescue protocol may change in Vermont as a result.
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