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163. Immensely sad
Rest in peace, James Kim.

They're both heroic to me, having done all they could to save their children and themselves -- Kati nursing their kids and James setting off on foot. While it would've been smart to also stay at the car, I can't fault him for trying to hike for help after so many days stranded. I've done some winter Forest Service road hiking in the mountainous Inland Pacific Northwest and it's treacherous territory, no matter how peaceful and pretty it looks; just a few mistakes and a lot can go wrong quickly. To me, it's amazing they had the fortitude and ingenuity to last the first week. From the info. at KATU it seems he traveled about 8 miles on his trek ... unbelievable, especially given the condition he must have been in the last few days. (There's a good search timeline and video at www.katu.com .)

Healing blessings to Kati and their friends and family. :cry:
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  -Report: Body of James Kim found - Confirmed :( The Straight Story  Dec-06-06 02:16 PM   #0 
  - oh shit  Beaverhausen   Dec-06-06 02:16 PM   #1 
  - Oh NO!!  magellan   Dec-06-06 02:16 PM   #2 
  - oh, that's terrible,  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:16 PM   #3 
  - How awful  gollygee   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #4 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #5 
  - How truly sad  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #6 
  - Backstory please?  Geoff R. Casavant   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #7 
  - See this link:  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #9 
  - .  Beaverhausen   Dec-06-06 02:18 PM   #10 
  - Family went missing about a week and a half ago...  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #14 
     - Flashalert.net explains why  magellan   Dec-06-06 02:32 PM   #45 
     - I've crossed through that range from the coast to the central  Cleita   Dec-06-06 02:41 PM   #56 
     - So have I.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 02:47 PM   #68 
        - If you're a city person and not familiar with the woods, it could  Cleita   Dec-06-06 02:52 PM   #86 
           - If I were a city person...  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 02:55 PM   #88 
           - Too bad the Kims weren't as smart as you  magellan   Dec-06-06 03:01 PM   #94 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-06-06 03:03 PM   #95 
           - I am a city person who did a similar thing.. (without the horrible consequences)  SoCalDem   Dec-06-06 03:28 PM   #102 
              - You were lucky. I'm familiar with the area having spent a lot  Cleita   Dec-06-06 06:24 PM   #149 
                 - All we had with us were snacks and some cold coffee  SoCalDem   Dec-06-06 06:38 PM   #151 
                    - The Sierras can be treacherous. Even I-80 can be  Cleita   Dec-06-06 06:42 PM   #152 
           - and you may not realize that the environment can kill you  Retrograde   Dec-06-06 06:04 PM   #147 
              - Yes, people don't realize when they go into the wilderness  Cleita   Dec-06-06 06:19 PM   #148 
              - I carry JB Weld for the gas tank.  petgoat   Dec-07-06 02:41 PM   #176 
     - There was a HUGE storm that week up here in the Pacific Northwest  kineta   Dec-06-06 04:51 PM   #131 
  - Link:  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:17 PM   #8 
  - "no immediate word on his condition"  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #15 
  - It doesn't say what his condition is  Beaverhausen   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #11 
  - When the word "body" is used, no...n/t  Virginia Dare   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #16 
     - the word "body" wasn't in the news story  Beaverhausen   Dec-06-06 02:21 PM   #18 
     - Well, they did find his body.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #22 
     - Indeed - not at the link, which was posted after the headline on the TV  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #23 
     - the OP should be edited, then, fast!  QuestionAll...   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #24 
     - CNN is saying "man's body"...  karlrschneider   Dec-06-06 02:28 PM   #39 
     - What A Hero, Husband and Father!!  dogday   Dec-06-06 02:58 PM   #92 
        - Not to sound insensitive...  SidDithers   Dec-06-06 03:18 PM   #98 
           - He went for help.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 03:25 PM   #99 
              - he went for help- but he didn't get any...and he got the family stuck in the 1st place...  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 03:32 PM   #104 
              - And failing...  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 03:34 PM   #106 
              - someone heading into the wilderness to FIND THEM would be heroic...  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 03:42 PM   #109 
                 - "heading out into the wilderness"  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 03:51 PM   #111 
                 - trying to correct mistakes is not a heroic gesture.  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 04:17 PM   #116 
                    - No, it is heroic.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 04:19 PM   #117 
                    - if it's so heroic-  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 04:21 PM   #119 
                       - Why did he stay in the car?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 04:26 PM   #123 
                       - i know what i WOULDN'T have done-  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 05:17 PM   #134 
                       - Well now that's a dodge.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 05:24 PM   #139 
                       - Get lost in the snow on a logging road NOT ON PURPOSE, in, say  elehhhhna   Dec-06-06 05:48 PM   #143 
                       - Someone could have made giant arrows in the snow out of evergreen  petgoat   Dec-06-06 09:22 PM   #167 
                       - I can see waiting a week, pretty simple really  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 04:28 PM   #124 
                       - Muster up the gumption to leave your family  dogday   Dec-06-06 04:28 PM   #125 
                       - the details come from the news article-  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 05:18 PM   #136 
                          - The article said he mustered up the gumption to go?  dogday   Dec-06-06 05:27 PM   #140 
                             - well, someone else referred to him as "heroic"...  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 10:07 PM   #171 
                       - Muster up the gumption is a stupid response by you  RamboLiberal   Dec-06-06 04:29 PM   #126 
                          - apparently james kim should have read a few survival tips...  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 05:19 PM   #137 
                             - You better stay in the city  RamboLiberal   Dec-06-06 06:04 PM   #146 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-06-06 05:12 PM   #132 
                    - all i'm saying is that he's no hero.  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 05:15 PM   #133 
                    - no comment on the story .  votesomemore   Dec-06-06 07:02 PM   #154 
                 - Well apparently one person's hero is  dogday   Dec-06-06 03:54 PM   #113 
                    - to save his family....  QuestionAll   Dec-06-06 04:19 PM   #118 
                       - That is how you see it and you are entitled to  dogday   Dec-06-06 04:23 PM   #121 
                       - Actually, according to the news reports, the map he had apparently  Midlodemocrat   Dec-06-06 05:17 PM   #135 
              - I am the elipse QA....  QuestionAll...   Dec-06-06 04:48 PM   #130 
              - Heh  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 05:28 PM   #141 
              - That explains a lot........you are not a jerk/split personality after all. nt  Kingshakabobo   Dec-06-06 07:42 PM   #160 
              - Actually, he might have saved them.  Xithras   Dec-06-06 09:25 PM   #168 
              - Wow, well, I hope that they tell the family that.  crispini   Dec-06-06 10:57 PM   #174 
              - Here is the part in this article about this.Sounds like he saved them.sacrificed himself.  uppityperson   Dec-07-06 03:14 PM   #177 
              - You're from Chicago, ever get stuck in the snow?  mzmolly   Dec-06-06 10:12 PM   #172 
              - Have you every risked your life to try and  Kajsa   Dec-07-06 03:48 PM   #178 
                 - Edit- argh! Missed the deadline.  Kajsa   Dec-07-06 04:51 PM   #179 
              - self delete  roody   Dec-06-06 10:54 PM   #173 
     - My apologies, I was going by the OP...hope this is good news..n/t  Virginia Dare   Dec-06-06 02:31 PM   #43 
     - the story doesn't say 'body' n/t  Rosco T.   Dec-06-06 02:21 PM   #19 
  - He's NOT being reported as dead...  Rosco T.   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #12 
  - I hope he's alive  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #27 
  - Someone just reported that he was only a few miles from the car  SoCalDem   Dec-06-06 02:47 PM   #67 
  - Damn damn damn damn damn!!!!!!!  SeattleGirl   Dec-06-06 02:58 PM   #91 
  - Damn.  Solly Mack   Dec-06-06 02:19 PM   #13 
  - This is one of those stories that hit hard.  graywarrior   Dec-06-06 02:20 PM   #17 
  - oh shit. Edited to say, oh good. Hopefully is just unconcious.  uppityperson   Dec-06-06 02:21 PM   #20 
  - Oh god  wicket   Dec-06-06 02:21 PM   #21 
  - I hope he is still alive  judaspriestess   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #25 
  - Please change your subject line - very misleading.  sparosnare   Dec-06-06 02:22 PM   #26 
  - unless the TV report is is telling the OP author otherwise....  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:23 PM   #28 
  - TV is saying officials confirm a body was found, news conference soon (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:25 PM   #33 
  - Was doing so while you were posting this :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:24 PM   #30 
     - Jeez, I hope he's just unconcious.  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:24 PM   #31 
     - ON CNN now n/t  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:26 PM   #36 
     - But it's not a body that was found unless  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:25 PM   #32 
     - Not "body" - just James Kim.  Lex   Dec-06-06 02:25 PM   #34 
     - Thank you!!  sparosnare   Dec-06-06 02:26 PM   #37 
  - Link says: Searchers Find SF Man In Oregon Wilderness  meegbear   Dec-06-06 02:23 PM   #29 
  - NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!  xultar   Dec-06-06 02:26 PM   #35 
  - I'm sorry, xultar  renate   Dec-06-06 02:43 PM   #58 
     - I hang out on the Geek/Gadget forums all over the web. I feel like I know the guy.  xultar   Dec-06-06 02:45 PM   #63 
  - Oh no...  TheGoldenRule   Dec-06-06 02:27 PM   #38 
  - Please, keep us posted  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-06-06 02:29 PM   #40 
  - Press conference coming up soon, will keep you posted (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:29 PM   #41 
  - Pleeeeeze make him ok.  graywarrior   Dec-06-06 02:30 PM   #42 
  - Portland Oregon station is also breaking  lizziegrace   Dec-06-06 02:31 PM   #44 
  - I don't see that (new news) on the site.  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:33 PM   #46 
  - CNN has live coverage now  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:34 PM   #47 
  - is he alive?  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:34 PM   #48 
  - Don't know  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:36 PM   #50 
     - it doesn't sound good.  npincus   Dec-06-06 02:37 PM   #54 
  - There are  H2O Man   Dec-06-06 02:34 PM   # 
     - Indeed, I am watching 3 different stations on this  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:37 PM   #52 
        - Sounds like he's gone...they can't talk without breaking up...  countryjake   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #70 
  - If I recall  lizziegrace   Dec-06-06 02:34 PM   #49 
  - still pulling for him  itsmesgd   Dec-06-06 02:36 PM   #51 
  - Crap. Hope he's OK. eom.  architect359   Dec-06-06 02:37 PM   #53 
  - right now the local stations are still vague  renate   Dec-06-06 02:40 PM   #55 
  - Please God somehow let him be OK  LSparkle   Dec-06-06 02:42 PM   #57 
  - a medevac helicopter has lifted off  renate   Dec-06-06 02:44 PM   #59 
  - Now they are saying it has not taken off....sheesh (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-06-06 02:45 PM   #61 
  - MSNBC just said that was a false report.  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-06-06 02:46 PM   #64 
  - MSNBC just changed web alert from "body" to "man"  ContraBass Black   Dec-06-06 02:45 PM   #60 
  - That sounds encouraging. nt  Lex   Dec-06-06 02:45 PM   #62 
  - I'm sure they are doing it out of respect for the family.  xultar   Dec-06-06 02:46 PM   #66 
  - Pres Conference coming up now n/t  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:46 PM   #65 
  - It just changed back to "body."  ContraBass Black   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #71 
  - Damn.  Lex   Dec-06-06 02:49 PM   #76 
  - Does not sound good  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #72 
  - Peace, man.  La_Fourmi_Rouge   Dec-06-06 02:49 PM   #77 
  - They probably don't want to make the mistake the networks  cat_girl25   Dec-06-06 02:52 PM   #84 
  - Saying a body laying face down, interview may be coming now  caligirl   Dec-06-06 02:47 PM   #69 
  - so sorry for his wife and kids  itsmesgd   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #73 
  - HE'S DEAD!  xultar   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #74 
  - HOw sad  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:49 PM   #78 
  - R.I.P.  karlrschneider   Dec-06-06 02:50 PM   #80 
  - Oh my; how tragic.  sparosnare   Dec-06-06 02:50 PM   #81 
  - "found dead" on live feed. damn  uppityperson   Dec-06-06 02:48 PM   #75 
  - How tragic  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-06-06 02:49 PM   #79 
  - Hard to say but I  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:52 PM   #82 
  - Well, hindsight is 20/20  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-06-06 02:55 PM   #89 
     - Yep he was a great dad  malaise   Dec-06-06 02:58 PM   #90 
  - so sad for the Cnet family, but Kim was a great father and husband  caligirl   Dec-06-06 02:53 PM   #87 
  - dear, sweet James, R.I.P.  QuestionAll...   Dec-06-06 02:52 PM   #83 
  - At least his wife and kids survived  renate   Dec-06-06 02:52 PM   #85 
  - rest in peace. my sympathies to the family. :(  mod mom   Dec-06-06 03:01 PM   #93 
  - Anyone else hear the report last night that they had found bear tracks...  countryjake   Dec-06-06 03:03 PM   #96 
  - Astronomically unlikely that he died of a bear attack.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 03:12 PM   #97 
     - and aren't bears hibernating now??  SoCalDem   Dec-06-06 03:26 PM   #101 
        - Depends on circumstances.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-06-06 03:28 PM   #103 
        - Further North, up in the lowlands of the Cascades, at least one is still out!  countryjake   Dec-06-06 03:34 PM   #105 
  - I sure hope he somehow knew his family had been rescued.  LaraMN   Dec-06-06 03:25 PM   #100 
  - he might have heard the helicopters overhead, but I think it's likely  SoCalDem   Dec-06-06 03:35 PM   #107 
     - He should have never left the car!  MyPetRock   Dec-06-06 03:51 PM   #112 
        - He would've never been able to forgive himself for that either  Truth Hurts A Lot   Dec-06-06 04:12 PM   #114 
        - I'm sure he felt he had to do something. I can't say what I'd have done in his situation.  MyPetRock   Dec-06-06 08:42 PM   #162 
        - If he had a good map, me might have been heading for the camp.  Xithras   Dec-06-06 09:35 PM   #169 
  - Very sad.  bklyncowgirl   Dec-06-06 03:38 PM   #108 
  - I've heard your odds are usually better to stay with the car or whatever, but I suppose  lectrobyte   Dec-06-06 03:50 PM   #110 
  - RIP James Kim.  AIJ Alom   Dec-06-06 04:17 PM   #115 
  - wish he stayed in the car  talk hard   Dec-06-06 04:22 PM   #120 
  - That sucks but  TransitJohn   Dec-06-06 04:25 PM   #122 
  - I am so sorry for this family's loss.  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-06-06 04:30 PM   #127 
  - Heartbreaking.  brook   Dec-06-06 04:31 PM   #128 
  - Rest in Peace James Kim. You are a hero trying to save your  onecent   Dec-06-06 04:46 PM   #129 
  - RIP James Kim. You are a HERO to those to whom it matters - your family.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-06-06 05:19 PM   #138 
  - :( I was so pulling for James. What a brave man. I'm willing to kick  Texas Explorer   Dec-06-06 05:28 PM   #142 
  - How awful. Poor guy.  Greybnk48   Dec-06-06 05:52 PM   #144 
  - What a shocking way to die. Lonely.  elehhhhna   Dec-06-06 05:53 PM   #145 
  - Bless his heart  warrior1   Dec-06-06 06:31 PM   #150 
  - This is so very sad.  mzmolly   Dec-06-06 07:00 PM   #153 
  - This is a family tragedy, not unlike those involving missing blonde young  WinkyDink   Dec-06-06 07:25 PM   #155 
  - RIP James Kim and love to your family......  Catchawave   Dec-06-06 07:29 PM   #156 
  - SF's 960 The Quake is having a call in for those who knew him  alittlelark   Dec-06-06 07:30 PM   #157 
  - Too sad, I'm sure he died peacefully tho...  sproutster   Dec-06-06 07:34 PM   #158 
  - What a tragedy. I really wanted a happy ending, but it just wasn't in the making  mtnsnake   Dec-06-06 07:38 PM   #159 
  - SFChronicle has fuller report  jannyk   Dec-06-06 08:11 PM   #161 
  - Immensely sad  aaronbees   Dec-06-06 08:59 PM   #163 
  - so sad, he was trying to find help for his family  alyce douglas   Dec-06-06 09:02 PM   #164 
  - He was looking in the wrong place. Help wasn't in the ravine.  petgoat   Dec-07-06 02:08 PM   #175 
  - This Is Horrible. What A Sad And Tragic Story. God Bless His Family.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-06-06 09:08 PM   #165 
  - We'll all miss you James  Rockstone   Dec-06-06 09:09 PM   #166 
  - He literally dropped in his tracks  Erika   Dec-06-06 09:39 PM   #170 
  - Any of you who knew James Kim on DU....  Cascadian   Dec-09-06 03:11 PM   #180 
 

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