How to look for people in the forest
Have you ever saved the life of a man? No? You think and act heroically to save others can only be in war or in time of natural disasters? Not at all! Among us there are people who in their weekend, instead of sitting at home, go into the woods and look for "poteryashek" - children and the elderly, lost in the woods. Can you imagine what it's like for a young child to spend the night in the woods?
It all began in September last year, when in Orekhovo-lost little Lisa Fomkina with his aunt. Lisa while looking only relatives, and then call for help has been published on the forum ferret lovers. And immediately spread throughout the Internet. Lisa came to look for volunteers - strangers to each other people who were looking for a few days in a row. But did not have time to save the child. After this tragedy, the volunteers decided to unite in the squad and name it in honor of the dead girl, "Liza Alert", by analogy with the American children search system "Amber Alert".
Detachment of Liza Alert focuses on missing children, but when there is no active search for the child, the unit participated in the search for the missing in the old forests. If children law enforcement agencies and emergency service still somehow looking, the elderly often have to rely only on volunteers.
This Sunday I took part in such searches. We were looking for Zhukov Lyudmila Petrovna, born in 1939, which is 2 days before this went into the woods for mushrooms and did not return ...
It was a Sunday and most of the volunteers came here even at night with your previous searches. Saturday was particularly successful - found just two: Shubbochevu Akhmatova 79 years, lost the day before in the forest near Borovsk, and Jalal oglu Allahverdiyev Yunus, born 1932, has fallen into the well in the forest Vladimir region. Both alive. The camp began to wake up with the first rays of the sun:
After a morning coffee all the volunteers copied - recorded their names and phone numbers - and divided into search groups, called "Foxes". Fox each assigned a unique number, for example, I was the first in the group, "Fox 7", and then moved to the "Lisu12":
The guys from the initiative group have estimated the possible area of searches and filled points in GPS-receivers searchers. A possible area is determined based on the testimony of relatives, friends and witnesses. Unfortunately, this time it was not known virtually nothing, except that she went into the woods in a khaki jacket with a hood and rubber boots.
It was not understood by either the entry point into the woods or the forest itself. Relatives said that she could go to a different part of the forest, but outlined where she went normally. Based on this and determined location in the search:
The entire map divided into squares and each "Fox" was given his mission:
First in the forest left canine with dogs:
A 15 minutes gone in search of the Fox:
In our group there were 6 people. We all lined up in front of a forest in a line at a distance of a few tens of meters from each other. Senior group set the direction of the azimuth, and we went to "scratch the forest":
From time to time, we stayed in the woods, again lined up in a row and re-determined direction. To adjacent members of the group saw where to go, head of the group was setting arms to the side and thus passed on to the direction of the wings:
The forest was different, but in general, highly visible. In these cases, we parted away from each other, but so as to remain within sight:
are also some windbreaks. We examined them carefully and move on:
The whole forest was strewn with mushrooms, powdered withered leaves:
They were here it was possible though KAMAZ exported:
In the forest, we paid attention to all unusual. Upon detection of any bottle, any package or piece of fabric, the whole group stopped and the coordinates passed to the headquarters. Thereafter headquarters in touch with relatives and find out whether this thing belong to "Poteryashka":
It is often noted pickers so places where they turned off the path, so we are always trying to determine how our find "fresh". That is, if it could leave our grandmother a few days ago and it hangs there for a week:
Even brooms causes us concern. It could be a sign or a pointer to the direction of motion:
In the forest, where we searched for her grandmother, an insane amount of mushrooms. Pickers, of which there are plenty, gaining the whole basket for a couple of hours here:
After the first three hours of searching, we have a rest:
Once again we studied the map area. I figured out where she could still go for mushrooms and again went into the forest:
I have spent in the woods 8:00. From time to time we stopped for a snack, and then began to comb the forest on:
A couple of times we went to the local landfill. That's what freaks you have to be to carry into the woods his junk?
Many volunteers came not for the whole day, and for a few hours. Here all are always happy - is no more than:
Everyone who was returning from the forest, encountered a hot meal and tea:
When he returned, Fox poured their GPS-tracks in the HQ computer. On the map they are marked with colored lines:
Search teams worked until evening, but an hour after nightfall works were stopped:
Ludmila P. Zhukov went to the forest on September 23 at 6 am, which is more than 4 days ago. Until now, no information about her whereabouts, and it was not found. At night in the forest the temperature drops to near zero degrees, which greatly reduces the chances of finding her alive ...
In the forest, so the volunteers now work. All the latest information about the search can be found on the forum detachment Liza Alert:
If any weekend you will have nothing to do, or you just want to spend a few hours in the woods in the fresh air in pleasant company and thus possibly save someone's life, you will be very happy in the search party Liza Alert you . Even if you do not have a car, you always have someone to capture him.
If you are not from Moscow or area, it does not change anything. For example, a fragile girl who keeps on his shoulders site detachment Liza Alert, lives in Denmark. Always find something to help.
In civilian life squad too, where to put their skills and talents. We need people to work on the acceptance of calls for the organization of activities to support and conduct of the different areas of activity of the detachment.
Detachment really need just people.
Here is what the detachment Grigory Sergeev Head:... "It is terrible to know that there is in the forest missing person, and we can not help, because we do not have people This happens we still have a little, but missing a lot of course, we can not close this problem completely than ever. Indeed, in the mushroom season in the suburbs lost dozens, if not hundreds, of people. many people come on their own, but many are not ... So far this problem only see us. " In addition to the personal involvement you can help the detachment necessary equipment - radios, flashlights, GPS receivers, batteries and much more:
- the glades and paths in the woods it's best to "punch" to the ATV. These quads need to be stored somewhere and something to deliver to the place of the search.
- With a large research sector need to stand equipped radiomashinu (repeater) in the forest. It must be a SUV, as forests are usually tight with asphalt.
- Groups of search engines sometimes begin to work for 5 or even 10 kilometers from the base camp. Such groups need to throw off-road, which is never enough. And sometimes not at all. In Russia there are many 4x4 clubs that organize club pokatushki. You can do that with benefit and participate in saving the lives of others.
- To work in night mode, Staff need powerful illumination. not weak generator is required to operate electrical appliances and lighting.
- All the search engines you need to feed and water. Difficult task to feed dozens of people in the field requires technical solutions and products.
- All the equipment you need to carry and store. And to keep warm, and to carry something covered.
List usefulness is great. Read more here.
If you have the old tent, tents, pots, boots and other camping equipment, it also is not rot aimlessly.