Man Hurt While Geocaching Gives GPS Coordinates to Rescuers

You may think it’s a stretch to use the word “lucky” to describe a man who was crushed by a boulder. But the Austin American-Statesman says that’s exactly what the man, who was hunting for a treasure using GPS coordinates yesterday when the accident occurred, was. Luckily, he was able to give those same coordinates to EMS workers who quickly found and rescued him. The man’s ability to recall numbers wasn’t all encompassing—when asked his age by EMS workers he said 37; they later confirmed to the paper that he is actually 40.

When you enter his coordinates into the geocaching (definition: The recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website) site the man was using the Statesman says this clue comes up: “Take the time to enjoy the cliffs, and don’t leave a stone uncovered.” 

Listen to the man’s 911 call


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