How to look for people in the forest

Have you ever saved the life of a man? No? You think heroics and save others can only be in war or in time of natural disasters? Not at all! Among us there are people who in their holiday rather than stay at home, go to the forest and look for "poteryashek" - children and the elderly, lost in the woods. Can you imagine what it is for a young child to spend the night in the woods?
It all started in September last year, when the Orekhovo-lost little Lisa Fomkina with his aunt. Lisa while looking only relatives, and then the request for assistance has been published on the forum ferret lovers. And immediately spread on the internet. Lisa came to seek volunteers - strangers to each other people who were looking for a few days in a row. But I did not have time to save the child. After this tragedy, the volunteers decided to join the detachment and name it in honor of the dead girl, "Liza Alert", by analogy with the American search engine children "Amber Alert".

Troop Lisa Alert focuses on missing children, but when there is no active search for the child, the squad participated in the search for the missing in the forests of the elderly. If children law enforcement agencies and emergency service still somehow looking for the old people often have to rely only on volunteers.
This Sunday I took part in such searches. We were looking for Zhukov Lyudmila Petrovna, born in 1939, which is up to 2 days before went into the woods for mushrooms and never came back ...

It was Sunday, and the majority of the volunteers came here during the night from previous searches. Saturday was particularly successful - found just two: Shubbochevu Akhmatova 79 years, lost the day before in a forest near Borovsk, and Jalal oglu Allahverdiyev Yunus, born in 1932, has fallen into a well in the forest Vladimir region. Both live.
The camp began to wake up with the first rays of the sun:

After a morning coffee all the volunteers rewrote - recorded their names and phone numbers - and divided into search groups, called "Foxes." Fox each assigned a unique number, for example, I was first in the "Fox 7", and then moved to the "Lisu12┬╗:

The guys from the initiative group have estimated the possible search area and filled in terms of search engines GPS-receivers. A possible area is determined based on the testimony of relatives, friends and witnesses. Unfortunately, this time it was not known virtually nothing, except that she had gone into the woods in a khaki jacket with a hood and rubber boots.

It has not been any clear entry point into the woods or the forest itself. Relatives said that she could go to a different part of the forest, but outlined where she went normally. Based on this and determined location in the search:

All map divided into squares and each "Fox" was given its mission:

The first went to the forest with dogs canine:

And 15 minutes gone in search of Fox:

In our group there were 6 people. We all lined up in a row in front of a forest at a distance of a few tens of meters from each other. Senior group set the direction of the azimuth, and we went to "scratch the forest┬╗:

From time to time we stayed in the forest, again lined up in a row and re-determined direction. To neighboring members of the group saw where to go, head of the group was setting his hands to the sides and thus passed on to the direction of the wings:

The forest was different, but in general, highly visible. In these cases we diverged away from each other, but so as to remain within sight:

There are also windbreaks. We examined them carefully and move on:

The whole forest was covered with mushrooms, powdered withered leaves:

They could be here though KAMAZ export:

In the forest, we paid attention to all unusual. If you find any bottle of any package or piece of cloth, the group stopped and transferred to the headquarters location. After that, the headquarters contacted relatives and find out whether this thing belong to "Poteryashka┬╗:

Very often, mushroom pickers say so places where they turned off the path, so we are always trying to determine whether our finding "fresh". That is, how could it leave our grandmother a few days ago and it hangs there for a week:

Even brooms cause us concern. It could be a sign or a pointer to the direction of travel:

In the woods, where we were looking for her grandmother, an insane amount of mushrooms. Mushroom pickers, of which there are too many, the whole basket recruited a couple of hours:

After the first three hours of searching, we have a rest:

Once again we studied the map of the area. Wondered where she could still go looking for mushrooms, and again went into the forest:

I have spent in the forest 8 hours. From time to time we stopped for a snack, and then began to scour the woods on:

A couple of times we went to the local landfill. That's what you have to be ugly to carry your stuff to the forest?

Many volunteers came not for the whole day and for a few hours. There all always happy - over does not happen:

Everyone who was returning from the forest, met a hot meal and tea:

When he returned, Fox poured their GPS-tracks in the computer staff. On the map they are marked with colored lines:

Search teams worked until evening, but an hour after nightfall works were stopped:

Ludmila P. Zhukov went to the forest on September 23 at 6 am, which is more than 4 days ago. Until now, no information about its location, and it was not found. At night, the temperature drops in the forest close to zero degrees, which greatly reduces the chances of finding her alive ...
In the forest are still working volunteers. All the latest information about the search can be found on the forum Troop Liza Alert:



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