Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Help for missing kayakers

I know this is a long shot, but connections happen quickly online.

My friends Cooper and Charles are part of a six person expedition kayak team in Eastern Tajikistan. On 9/30 they hit the emergency beacon on their SPOT GPS devices. A helicopter was supposed to begin a search mission today, but for whatever reason, it did not go out.

The state department is urging their families to spread the word in case there is someone- hiker, trekker, tourist, ambassador, visitor, state department worker involved in that area who can help organize a rescue or have knowledge of the area.

These are six STRONG and extremely accomplished and experienced paddlers. They would not send off an emergency distress call unless their situation was very bad.

Charles and Cooper are really good friends and good, good men. Thank you for passing this on.


Sian said...

oh god I hope they find them and that they are okay xxxxxx

Jaime said...

I've been following your blog for a while. It is very strange, but I went to high school with Charles. It is a small world. I am praying that they are safe.