23-Year-Old Man Texts for Rescue from Theodore Roosevelt National ParkBy Rocky Thompson on August 13th, 2012
People I know in college now don’t use their phones for talking. Take this 23-year-old hiker who was making his way through Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He left well prepared but managed to lose a water bottle in 96F-heat and succumb to extraordinary dehydration. Did he call 911? No, the man texted for help. Don’t get me wrong, I often prefer text message as a way to communicate, but if it’s a life-and-death situation, I’m going to recommend you go with the immediacy of a phone call. The good news is that this man was found by a couple searchers on horseback a few hours after his text.