#1 Rescuers Resume Search Efforts for Missing Wash. Woman on Naked 'Spiritual Quest'06-16-2013, 12:10 AM
By ALEXIS SHAW (@ashaw109)
June 15, 2013
Authorities today resumed their search for a 19-year-old woman who vanished into a Washington forest on a "spiritual quest" sporting only a fanny pack, three days after they had to suspend the rescue effort because they didn't have enough people to look for her.
Maureen Kelly of Vancouver, Wash., has not been seen since she left Canyon Creek Campground at Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington on Sunday evening, according to Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox.
Cox said there were "very limited resources during the week" to continue to search for Kelly. While organized search efforts were suspended on Wednesday, approximately 50 state-certified searchers have made themselves available for an all day search effort today, he said.
"It should be a good day to go find her," Cox told ABCNews.com today. "Right now we're hoping she wants to be found."
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Cox said friends of Kelly's who were with her at the campsite expected her to return within a few hours. While she did not indicate when she would return, her friends called the sheriff's office just after midnight Monday morning to report her missing.
"She had talked about doing this spiritual quest for evidently quite some time," he said. "The folks that she was with, they felt that this was something she needed to do."
Cox said it is believed Kelly only had a knife, a compass and matches with her in the fanny pack.
Some days are just boring and there is nothing much to do.
06-17-2013, 09:56 AM
I'm guessing that the woman took a bunch of hallucinogens as part of her spiritual quest.
06-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
06-17-2013, 12:16 PM
I only saw a pic of the girls face, I am willing to bet a fiver she isn't a person that should go on a naked questWe're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
06-17-2013, 05:19 PM
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In other news, taxpayer paid to find two idiots who took a 14 year old Yamaha PWC out into the Gulf Of Mexico and bring them back.
PINE ISLAND — It was supposed to be a two-hour test ride.
Longtime buddies Daladier Faust and Jacob Crooms left Pine Island on a 1999 Yamaha water scooter about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Crooms had just bought the craft, and the two men, both 22, told Faust's girlfriend to call the Coast Guard if they weren't back in four hours.
The men were on their way back when the Yamaha died about 2 miles off the Hernando County coast and refused to start again. About 12 hours later, a Coast Guard helicopter found the men floating on the Yamaha about 4 miles west of Hernando Beach.
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