Making A Bad Situation Even Worse

If you get lost during any outdoor activity, should worrying about getting a hefty bill after being saved hinder you from calling for help?

The Colorado Search and Rescue Board says no.

A Kansas man who was rescued while hiking near Golden, Colorado,
is disputing a five thousand dollar bill he received after being saved.

The state board says the bill came from the local fire department for ambulance transfer, which is common.

Search and Rescue teams are volunteer organizations, and do not bill for their services, no matter the length of operation.

There are some documented reports of people not calling in fear of being billed, but the search and rescue board says anyone in danger should never hesitate to call for help.

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