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May 7, 2000 | By Adam L. Cataldo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a gray winter day, Sharon Wynne went for an early-morning walk along the Cooper River in Camden. While other people were getting ready for work or going for their morning run, Wynne was hunting for clues. "You're looking for anything that looks new," Wynne said. "Is there a broken branch? A footprint? Do the leaves look disturbed?" When searching, Wynne, 32, of Glendora, and others are trained to look up and scan trees, as well. "We were looking down, mostly," Wynne said.
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April 9, 1987 | By Ken Johnston, Special to The Inquirer
At a state mental hospital last year, an orderly discovered on one of his rounds that a patient was missing. A "hasty" search - one involving checks of such obvious places as side streets and restaurants - was conducted by local and state police and fire officials. After eight to 10 hours, the search was called off, with police concluding that the patient had "hitched a ride and left the area. " Dissatisfied with that explanation, a group of trained search-and-rescue volunteers headed for some nearby woods.
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November 28, 1988 | By Curtis Rist, Inquirer Staff Writer
All right, so the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Team doesn't have a single dog to help sniff out a missing person. And so what if instead its members plan to incorporate two, less exotic horses into their rescue routine, forgetting about dogs altogether? They have Garrett Derr, the human tracker. Trained by the Leni Lenape Indians, the 33-year-old Downingtown resident has made a lifelong study of broken twigs and tamped-down pebbles. He's an expert at finding missing children and volunteers for rescue operations all over the Northeast.
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January 26, 1995 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Gloucester County Sheriff Chuck Gill said it was as though a light bulb went on in his head as he stood on the banks of Paulsboro's Mantua Creek last fall, watching divers from area communities search for a drowning victim. While search and rescue teams scoured the creek, Gill said he realized that Gloucester County needed its own professional diving team. The thought resurfaced every time he was at a crime scene or read about a search for a weapon or a victim in Gloucester County.
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June 11, 2012
RESCUE WORKERS were searching Sunday night for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy who disappeared while swimming in the ocean just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City, a Coast Guard official said. Chief Petty Officer Neena Santiago, a search and rescue controller for the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay and Philadelphia sector, said the boy, identified as Khitan Devine, was the object of a search by Coast Guard workers, state police and fire rescue. The Coast Guard deployed 25-foot response boats and a helicopter to look for the child, Santiago said.
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June 11, 2012
Rescue workers were searching Sunday night for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy who disappeared while swimming in the ocean just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City, a Coast Guard official said. Chief Petty Officer Neena Santiago, a search and rescue controller for the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay and Philadelphia sector, said the boy, identified as Khitan Devine, was the object of a search by Coast Guard workers, state police and fire rescue. The Coast Guard deployed 25-foot response boats and a helicopter to look for the child, Santiago said.
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September 17, 2006 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sarah Atlas wants to clear up a misconception about search-and-rescue dogs and their handlers. "We're volunteers," said Atlas, who trains and handles three search dogs and who took part in the hunt for survivors at ground zero after 9/11. Atlas, who lives in Barrington, belongs to the New Jersey Task Force One urban search-and-rescue team, a 200-member volunteer group based at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County. Her three search-and-rescue partners, all German shepherds, are Tango, a 6-year-old trained for urban search and rescue; Szara, a 4-year-old human-remains recovery dog; and Kaylee, an 11-month-old that Atlas is training for human-remains recovery.
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April 21, 1996 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Scout was excited yet cool, his black-and-brown coat gleaming under the sharp searchlights that midsummer night in Limerick. The 1 a.m. phone call had roused him from a sound sleep. A young family had been reported missing hours after a tornado in August 1994 ripped through Limerick and destroyed several houses in the Hamlet subdivision. Scout was searching through the splintered townhouses, picking through piles of cracked glass on his padded feet, sniffing into searchlamp-lit basements under coal-mining conditions.
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November 29, 1993 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A patrolman on the city police force for 22 years, Joseph Bail certainly knows Chester. He lives in one of the poorest cities on the East Coast, where such recreational facilities as movie theaters and bowling alleys are nonexistent. On the job, he has seen boys, ages 10, 11 and 12, standing on corners watching, or participating in, drug sales. "Kids should have something else to see than a guy with a bag to sell," Bail said. "I felt that if I could take one kid off the street, just one who I don't have to pick up (for a crime)
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October 31, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Frank Kummer and Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writers
New Jersey Gov. Christie said this morning that the Jersey shore was "battered" by Sandy and that search and rescue teams have been sent to Atlantic City to look for stranded residents. "The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen" he said on his Twitter account this morning. "I think the loses are going to be incalculable," he said earlier on NBC's "Today Show. " Mayor Nutter at the same time said Philadelphia had escaped the storm's full wrath.
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October 31, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Frank Kummer and Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writers
New Jersey Gov. Christie said this morning that the Jersey shore was "battered" by Sandy and that search and rescue teams have been sent to Atlantic City to look for stranded residents. "The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen" he said on his Twitter account this morning. "I think the loses are going to be incalculable," he said earlier on NBC's "Today Show. " Mayor Nutter at the same time said Philadelphia had escaped the storm's full wrath.
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June 11, 2012
RESCUE WORKERS were searching Sunday night for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy who disappeared while swimming in the ocean just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City, a Coast Guard official said. Chief Petty Officer Neena Santiago, a search and rescue controller for the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay and Philadelphia sector, said the boy, identified as Khitan Devine, was the object of a search by Coast Guard workers, state police and fire rescue. The Coast Guard deployed 25-foot response boats and a helicopter to look for the child, Santiago said.
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June 11, 2012
Rescue workers were searching Sunday night for a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy who disappeared while swimming in the ocean just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlantic City, a Coast Guard official said. Chief Petty Officer Neena Santiago, a search and rescue controller for the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay and Philadelphia sector, said the boy, identified as Khitan Devine, was the object of a search by Coast Guard workers, state police and fire rescue. The Coast Guard deployed 25-foot response boats and a helicopter to look for the child, Santiago said.
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June 28, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
The body of the triathlete who vanished in the Schuylkill during the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon Saturday was recovered last evening. He was identified as Derek Valentino, of Prospect Park, Delaware County. Valentino, 40, was participating in the sprint portion of the event and had entered the water about 8:20 a.m. with about 100 other triathletes in the second-to-last wave of competitors, said Richard Adler, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Triathlon LLC. Officials know that he entered the water because participants are required to wear an electronic chip that logs their time when they step on mats going in and coming out of the water, and Valentino was logged going in, Adler said.
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September 17, 2006 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sarah Atlas wants to clear up a misconception about search-and-rescue dogs and their handlers. "We're volunteers," said Atlas, who trains and handles three search dogs and who took part in the hunt for survivors at ground zero after 9/11. Atlas, who lives in Barrington, belongs to the New Jersey Task Force One urban search-and-rescue team, a 200-member volunteer group based at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County. Her three search-and-rescue partners, all German shepherds, are Tango, a 6-year-old trained for urban search and rescue; Szara, a 4-year-old human-remains recovery dog; and Kaylee, an 11-month-old that Atlas is training for human-remains recovery.
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August 2, 2005 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although Chester County's public-safety providers often work together when something happens, the county has no central training facility where they can go to learn, train, and hone their skills. But plans for such a facility got a big boost last week from Congress with passage of the six-year $286 billion transportation bill. Within the legislation was $3 million for a place where first responders, not only in Chester County but from the region, could train for a terrorism attack on public transit.
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May 7, 2000 | By Adam L. Cataldo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a gray winter day, Sharon Wynne went for an early-morning walk along the Cooper River in Camden. While other people were getting ready for work or going for their morning run, Wynne was hunting for clues. "You're looking for anything that looks new," Wynne said. "Is there a broken branch? A footprint? Do the leaves look disturbed?" When searching, Wynne, 32, of Glendora, and others are trained to look up and scan trees, as well. "We were looking down, mostly," Wynne said.
NEWS
July 25, 1999
Range of views and emotions in JFK Jr. tragedy I came to this country four years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. As I grew up, I followed the media stories of JFK Jr. and his famous family. John Kennedy Jr. was blessed the day he was born. Because of his family wealth, he had the best education possible. But that same family wealth brought certain obligations. His mother didn't want him to become an actor, so he became a lawyer. Then he took a risk and started his own magazine.
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April 21, 1996 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Scout was excited yet cool, his black-and-brown coat gleaming under the sharp searchlights that midsummer night in Limerick. The 1 a.m. phone call had roused him from a sound sleep. A young family had been reported missing hours after a tornado in August 1994 ripped through Limerick and destroyed several houses in the Hamlet subdivision. Scout was searching through the splintered townhouses, picking through piles of cracked glass on his padded feet, sniffing into searchlamp-lit basements under coal-mining conditions.
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April 22, 1995 | By Dan Meyers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the rubble at about 4 a.m. yesterday, Dario Gonzalez found a body. It was a woman, or all that remained of her after the deadly explosion in the federal building here. Gonzalez, a rescue specialist from New York City, could see that she had been about six months pregnant. "I deal with it by - I just try to put it off," Gonzalez said wearily several hours later, standing several blocks from the building where he had worked all night. And so with gruesome, painstaking effort, the search and rescue effort continued yesterday for the victims and, perhaps, survivors of the car bomb that exploded Wednesday.
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