What is a person worth?
Whether it’s one or two persons missing, perhaps while hiking or camping, or many persons missing during a natural disaster or transportation accident, various agencies and even governments respond, spending many hours and often at great expense. The goal is to find and save each missing person.
In many areas of the world, volunteers comprise the primary search and rescue effort when someone is lost or missing in a disaster. These volunteers, often over many years, spend hundreds of hours training to respond and even purchase their own equipment to be of service to others in time of need.
Volunteer groups often adopt the motto believed first used by the United States Air Force pararescue team as their creed: These things I do, that others may live.