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  1. LinC to the Rescue? Fri 6 Mar 2015 I guess that many of you have been following the "Foreigner and 5 locals go missing on fishing trip in Neg. Oriental" thread on LinC. It's a sad saga in which at least 2 (and probably 4 more - we don't know yet) people lost their lives at sea. At the time of writing, we don't know exactly what happened. The story is shrouded in secrecy and lack of communication. However, what is clear, is that for various reasons, the Search and Rescue (S&R) operation was too little, too late, and it failed to exploit all the local knowledge and resources that were available to it. ..................................................................................................................................................................... This kind of life threatening emergency is going to happen again - at sea, on land, somewhere in the Phils, sometime! Just from reading the above thread, it is obvious that LinC members have an enormous pool of local knowledge, general knowledge, logical thought, smarts, connections, financial and material resources, enthusiasm, care-for-fellow-man and are not inhibited by a need to guard their job, corruption, superstition or a host of other negatives. That's a powerful resource that could do a lot of good! - Quicker and more effective than the government's likely efforts? Is there a role for LinC in dealing with this kind of emergency situation in future? - If so, it needs to be organised/exercised in advance. .................................................................................................................................................................... So, My primary question is:- Is there a role for LinC in dealing with this kind of emergency situation in future? And what are the Pros and Cons of getting organised and getting involved in S&R (and maybe other emergency) response?
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