Originally Posted by TakeFive
Please post a link to your source for these statistics. I did not realize that the frequency of rescues was actually rising and I would be very interested in seeing this.
Or does it just seem like this because of TV shows like Coast Guard Alaska and web sites like Sail net?
I do not have a source of rescue data, but I will see what I can find. One thing for sure is all these PLB and SPOT's, and cell phones with gps make people feel safer while going on adventure. Help is only a push button away. What this leads to is people taking greater risks as they think they can just punch out when things get to dicey. This happens not only on the water, but on hiking trails and other inland sports locations.