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June 25, 2019

Tech helps find people lost in wilderness

  • GPS data revealed that searchers were covering the same areas repeatedly, so organizers started pushing volunteers to cover more ground and making the search more extensive.
  • By AUDREY McAVOY
    Associated Press

    HONOLULU — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker.

    She climbed through muddy ravines, crossed streams and faced steep drop-offs in the thick tangle of trees and ferns where her college friend Amanda Eller vanished last month.


     
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