New signs and markers are planned for Bear Camp Road in Southern Oregon to prevent the kind of tragedy that ended with the death of James Kim. He and his family became stranded on the road in November 2006, prompting a massive search.
Throughout the West, county sheriffs traditionally have jurisdiction over search and rescue operations, except in national parks. The priority given to search and rescue funding, training and equipment determines how good they are.
What started as a little mistake when the Kim family missed a freeway turnoff on their way south to California turned into a nightmare leading to a huge search effort that reached its horrible conclusion Wednesday.
James Kim, 35, remained missing a day after his wife and two daughters were rescued at their car, stuck in the snow on a remote road in the Coast Range. Crews fanned out to try to find the San Francisco man.
The snow-covered back-country road that trapped the Kim family of San Francisco was meant for tourists -- but not at this time of year. Authorities say the cyber-savvy family may have plucked the route from Grants Pass to Gold Beach from an online...
Trained dogs, horse patrols and a helicopter with heat-seeking capabilities are set to help find James Kim Tuesday in the snowy Oregon Coast Range as his rescued wife and two young children recover in a hospital.
The mother and her two children are doing well more than a week after the California family got stranded on a remote southern Oregon road. The father remains missing, however, after leaving them to get help.