20/20 in the rear-view
I understand the need to "review" any situation and come up with alternative solutions.
I just want to make sure anyone posting a response to any rescue situation understands and tries to comply to a couple of simple rules.
1. If you have never been in a rescue situation you should be very careful how you word your thoughts. It is easy to sit in a comfy chair in a room typing at a keyboard and come up with a thousand different solutions. You have the luxury of being in a calm non-treating environment, without the pressure of someone's survival resting on your decisions.
2. No one under any circumstance should question the decisions made during a rescue. You weren't there, you don't know what was going on. You aren't under the same stress as the rescue workers. You should always apply this thinking... "Rescuers are doing everything they can, and making the best decision they can at that moment." Never take that away from people risking their lives to save someone else.
(In this case, the victim is also a rescuer.)
I'm all for reviewing a situation, discussing possible alternatives to the outcome. Just be constructive in the discussion.
It doesn't happen a lot on the "buzz" but I've seen it in other outdoor online forums. People stand back, point out flaws or mis-steps and give no helpful input. "That dude totally made the wrong call."
I'm not berating any one or post. I just want us to keep our heads up and forward.
You ARE a soul, you HAVE a body.