Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Should Mainers' Be Charged for Search and Rescue Efforts?

A student from the University of Maine at Presque Isle is researching a policy issue near and dear to those who frequent the outdoors on extended trips.  The policy in question is whether Mainers' should be charged for search and rescue efforts on their behalf.  Currently the state or local town governments absorb the cost.  But what if the person rescued was negligent and rescue efforts cost in the thousands of dollars?  The student proposes a $20 rescue policy for those who are going to venture out into the wild.  Read more in the story "UMPI student researching search, rescue responsibility", Bangor Daily News, March 2, 2010.

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