The Star-Advertiser reported that Case also noted in her testimony that the DLNR would defer to counties — who are responsible for search and rescue operations — on whether they required hikers to pay for their rescue or not.Hawaii considering a rescue fine if hikers don’t follow signs
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Seems only right and fair.
I’d be surprised if some insurance company doesn’t step and underwrite the risk by creating pool.
I never thought it was fair for the taxpayer to get stuck with the bill for “rescues”.
Especially when it was due to someone’s stupidity. Like blindly follow directions from an idiot box when driving in the mountains and taking a ‘SHORT CUT’!
Let the User pay for services. Just like in the real (non-Goofermental) world.