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James Kim rescue idea.

Well they have found Kati Kim and and their kids but James went on foot in search of rescue and is still missing.  I hope this ends well but it isn’t looking good.  I do have an idea for future search and rescue situations.  The Kims had cell phones with them but they didn’t have reception.  I am sure that this situation happens a lot, someone gets lost in the wilderness and has a cell phone.  Cellphone transmitters have been miniaturized enough that a plane could be equipped with one and flyover the rescue area creating a temporary cell tower in the sky allowing the lost person to call out and report their location.  You could also monitor on board looking for the hand shake of the missing persons phone and know that you are in the right area.  If you had three or more of such planes you could triangulate even an unconscious persons location if their cell phone was on.  I am sure if this existed it could save lots of lives and could be a shared federal resource, since transporting it across the country would take 6 to 8 hours if you converted a standard 737 or similar.

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  1. December 6, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    You should send that to someone in whatever agency handles rescue operations. That’s a good idea.

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