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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2015, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully the word gets out there about the fact that the show doesn't reflect reality and there isn't an uptick in people getting lost.


http://www.coquitlam-sar.bc.ca/2015/...e-frozen-gold/

"It has come to the attention of Coquitlam Search and Rescue that a reality TV show called Curse of the Frozen Gold has recently begun airing on History Television and HGTV Canada.

Curse of the Frozen Gold focuses on the search for gold at the northern end of Pitt Lake, which is a rugged and difficult to reach portion of Coquitlam SAR’s response area. The inaccessibility of the area raises the level of concern members of the team have for potential gold seekers venturing into the area.

While the team recognizes that Reality TV is created for entertainment purposes, Coquitlam SAR would like to remind the public that depiction of the terrain, access, and events in the upper Pitt River Valley may not match with the reality of travelling in this area.

For example, in 2011 three hikers became stranded in the DeBeck Creek area and, with no cell service available, activated a personal locator beacon to call for rescue. Despite knowing their location to within a few hundred metres, Coquitlam SAR was unable to access the area for 24 hours due to extreme weather and rugged terrain. Even after the hikers were located, a helicopter supported long line rescue team was required for their safe extraction.

Responses to the northern end of Pitt Lake are complicated by the remote location, communications challenges, and the length of time required to transport search crews and equipment to the area.

Coquitlam SAR would like to stress that anyone wishing to venture into the upper Pitt River valley must be exceptionally well prepared and possess solid navigation and survival skills. Search and rescue can take a lot longer than depicted on television."

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Oh great, Slumach raises his ugly spectre again! Maps for sale!!
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whats that other fkers name? Jackson,Johnson something? wonder how mods will deal with it
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Watched both episodes. Nice scenery. Not sure if they are in a Park or not but if they are they shouldn't be prospecting for gold.

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whats that other fkers name? Jackson,Johnson something? wonder how mods will deal with it
I was just posting the PSA from the Coquitlam SAR blog so figured mods wouldn't have a problem - unless it brings out the gold crowd in which case the thread should be nuked.
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if they are they shouldn't be prospecting for gold.
There's a lot of things that happen on TV that shouldn't.
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Some of the scenes were along the Corbold Creek watershed, where one of the "actors" has put down 5 mining claims, which are really against the intent of the Mining Act, since there is some gold there, but not in econimic quantities. Hopefully not to many people will go up there, and find themselves in trouble.
Blogged about this a while ago The Legend of Slumach
A few people here will remember that the person who has the "claims" was also attempting to sell maps, on here and elsewhere to the "Nazi Gold" site, which is where the Mitchell B-25 crash scene is at the head of the Widgeon creek valley.
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I was just posting the PSA from the Coquitlam SAR blog so figured mods wouldn't have a problem - unless it brings out the gold crowd in which case the thread should be nuked.
Your intentions in posting are legit.

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