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  • The Lessons In My Son's Death [Media planes interfered with search for Kims]

    01/06/2007 6:42:35 AM PST · by aculeus · 83 replies · 2,654+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2007 | By Spencer H. Kim
    Early last month my son, James Kim, died of hypothermia in a snowy wilderness in Oregon after setting out on foot to seek help for his family, who were stranded in a car. My son's death was a tragedy that could have been prevented. A wrong turn on a poorly marked wilderness road need not have resulted in the ordeal of James's wife and two daughters, nor his death while trying desperately to find help. I am sharing some of the hard-learned lessons that I took away from my family's trauma in the hope of making it less likely that...
  • Cell phone location tip for Kims not heeded

    12/21/2006 8:12:28 AM PST · by surfer · 68 replies · 2,045+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 12/21/2006 | Michelle Roberts
    Cell phone location tip for Kims not heeded Police report - An Edge Wireless employee gave state officers precise data two days before Kati Kim was found Thursday, December 21, 2006 MICHELLE ROBERTS The engineer whose cell phone records helped find the Kim family in a search-and-rescue drama that riveted the nation told police the Kims were "most likely in the vicinity of Bear Camp Road" two full days before they were found, according to a Portland police detective's report. The Edge Wireless engineer provided a far more precise idea of where to look for James and Kati Kim and...
  • The botched search for James Kim

    12/18/2006 3:13:32 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 164 replies · 3,629+ views ^ | December 18, 2006 06:29PM | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 18, 2006 06:29 PM The Oregonian reports: Searchers failed to exploit vital clues in the hunt for the family of James Kim, including several crucial pieces of evidence that surfaced in the final hours of his life, when he was freezing, alone and lost in the woods. An examination by The Oregonian found a search plagued by confusion, gaps in communication, and failures of leadership in Josephine County, where the Kim family was found. Ugh: Many of the key missteps came in Josephine County. The search-and-rescue coordinator now acknowledges she was overwhelmed by the demands of...
  • Confusion hampered search for Kims

    12/17/2006 6:23:57 AM PST · by surfer · 148 replies · 2,737+ views
    Searchers failed to exploit vital clues in the hunt for the family of James Kim, including several crucial pieces of evidence that surfaced in the final hours of his life, when he was freezing, alone and lost in the woods. An examination by The Oregonian found a search plagued by confusion, gaps in communication, and failures of leadership in Josephine County, where the Kim family was found. Lt. Brian Powers, the Oregon State Police commander in the region, said the lack of a central command prompted him to take control Sunday, Dec. 3, the day before Kati Kim and her...
  • Fumbles, missteps hindered search. On a hunch, local pilot found mother, kids alive.

    12/10/2006 6:38:04 AM PST · by surfer · 205 replies · 3,268+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/10/2006 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Peter Fimrite
    For four days, as the snowbound Kim family's food supplies dwindled and they used up their gas running their stranded car's heater, no one even knew they were missing. It was two more days before rescuers narrowed the search to roads leading across thousands of square miles of western Oregon, and another day before cell phone transmissions helped to pinpoint the search area. While the speed of the investigation in some ways was remarkable -- given what little authorities started out with -- it was dogged by early missteps and obstacles that handicapped investigators. A Portland hotel where the family...
  • [James] Kim walked farther than first stated, official says

    12/09/2006 9:33:13 PM PST · by saquin · 33 replies · 1,346+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/9/06 | Tim Fought
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - James Kim walked more than 16 miles before he died trying to save his stranded family in Southern Oregon's rugged Rogue River Canyon - six miles more than was originally thought, a search official said Saturday. Phil Turnbull, chief of the Rural/Metro Fire Department in Josephine County, also said that as Kim's wife and two children waited in their car to be rescued, they weren't as close to a fishing lodge as authorities had initially thought. A field report that had incorrect coordinates for the location of the family car led officials to calculate initially that...
  • Road Kims took was unlocked by vandal, officials say

    12/08/2006 4:35:56 PM PST · by indcons · 15 replies · 522+ views
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2006 | CNN
    GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) -- The remote logging road that James Kim and his family drove down before getting stranded deep in the Rogue River Canyon is normally blocked by a locked metal gate, but it was open the night they got lost because a vandal had cut the lock, authorities said Friday. The Kims were stranded more than a week with little food after driving 15 miles past the gate. James Kim was later found dead of exposure after setting out on foot for help. Kati Kim and their daughters, Penelope, 4, and Sabine, 7 months, were airlifted out....
  • Lock was cut on gate barring road (VANDALS CUT LOCK ON GATE - JAMES KIM STORY)

    12/08/2006 3:50:26 PM PST · by paulat · 95 replies · 2,629+ views
    MSNBC / The Associated Press ^ | 12/8/06 | Not Listed
    Lock was cut on gate barring road San Francisco man died close to feed, shelter in wilderness, officials say The Associated Press Updated: 3:25 p.m. PT Dec 8, 2006 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - A San Francisco man who got stranded with his family in the snowy wilderness had taken a wrong turn in the car down a logging road that is normally blocked by a gate, but vandals had cut the lock, authorities said Friday. James Kim, 35, was found dead of exposure in a mountain creek Wednesday, two days after his wife and the couple's two daughters were rescued...
  • Faulty online mapping linked to wrong turn disaster

    12/08/2006 10:25:19 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Age ^ | 12/8/06 | Asher Moses
    Questionable directions given by online mapping services could have contributed to the death of James Kim, who perished while trying to save his stranded family. Kim, 35, was driving home from a vacation with his wife, Kati, and daughters, four-year-old Penelope and seven-month-old Sabine, on November 25 when he took a wrong turn and they became lost in the wilderness in Oregon, in north-west US. Kim left his family on Saturday to find help, but never returned. When searchers found his lifeless body yesterday, he had already walked 13 kilometres through rugged terrain, wearing only light clothing. But Kim -...
  • James Kim, missing in Oregon, found [dead].

    12/06/2006 12:25:00 PM PST · by Cagey · 472 replies · 23,521+ views
    CNN Headline News | 12-6-2006
    Just heard on CNN Headline News he was found. Rescue personal saw flashing object and found him. No word of his condition.
  • Searchers Find SF Man In Oregon Wilderness (Unconfirmed - James Kim CNET Editor)

    12/06/2006 12:24:22 PM PST · by cgk · 34 replies · 2,511+ views
    Searchers Find SF Man In Oregon Wilderness POSTED: 8:00 pm PST November 30, 2006 UPDATED: 12:12 pm PST December 6, 2006 MERLIN, Ore. -- Airborne rescuers spotted a flash in a heavily wooded area and then caught a glimpse of a man laying face down they believe may be missing San Francisco resident James Kim in the Oregon wilderness Wednesday.Searchers were being lowered from the helicopter to assist the man.There was no immediate word on his condition.Clothing and bits of an Oregon map turned up Tuesday in a drainage in which search and rescue teams sought James Kim, 35, who...
  • Dad Still Lost As Missing Family Found Alive ( Latest on CNET Editor )

    12/05/2006 9:18:33 AM PST · by george76 · 141 replies · 6,113+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2006
    Searchers intensified their efforts Tuesday to find a San Francisco man missing for more than a week in a rugged, remote area of the snow-covered Oregon Coast Range as his wife and two young children, rescued just the day before, recovered in a hospital. Trained dogs, horse patrols and a helicopter with heat-sensitive sensors were sent to join other helicopters, snowmobiles and foot patrols Tuesday for 35-year-old James Kim. Trackers had followed his footprints until dark Monday night. "They determined that he went over the side of the road into the Big Windy Creek drainage area and that's when the...
  • CNET Editor's body found by Searchers (Update #941)

    12/04/2006 3:18:35 PM PST · by sockmonkey · 1,435 replies · 39,937+ views
    CNET TV ^ | 12-04-06 | From CNET TV
    Wife and two daughters of senior editor James Kim found in Oregon; search is still on for James Kim, who left the car on foot two days ago. The wife and daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and airlifted to a local hospital, authorities announced at a press conference in Merlin, Ore., Monday afternoon. James Kim left the car on snowshoes two days ago to seek help and has not been found, the official said. The search for him continues. According to the official speaking at the news conference, the conditions of Kati, Penelope...
  • Cell Phone Signal Narrows Search For Missing CNET Editor

    12/04/2006 10:52:35 AM PST · by hc87 · 62 replies · 2,315+ views
    CNET ^ | December 4, 2006 | Leslie Katz and Michelle Meyers
    After searches in Oregon's Curry and Douglas counties, new information on missing CNET senior editor James Kim and family is narrowing the search back to the Bear Camp area in Josephine County, according to reports Monday. A cell phone tower received a signal from one of the family's cell phones last Saturday near Glendale, but officials say the signal is only an indicator the family could have been within 26 miles of Glendale late Saturday night, say local news reports. Glendale is located off Interstate 5, south of Roseburg, where the Kims were confirmed to have stopped at a Denny's...
  • CNET editor James Kim, family missing (Update Post 175)

    11/30/2006 7:34:44 PM PST · by rit · 331 replies · 13,341+ views
    CNet News ^ | November 30, 2006 6:37 PM PST | Leslie Katz
    NET senior editor James Kim and his family are missing. The 36-year-old Kim, his wife Kati, and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) left their home in San Francisco last week on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. They were last seen on Saturday, November 25, in Seattle, according to the San Francisco Police Department, which has opened a missing persons' investigation. They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with California personalized plates of "DOESF." Those with information about the Kim family's whereabouts are asked to contact the SFPD immediately--at 415-558-5508 during normal business hours...