The Boy Who Walked: The death of Burton Winters and the politics of Search and Rescue

by Michael Johansen | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1927099242 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbuttonbrightwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 5/23/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbuttonbrightwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Thursday, May 23, 2024
n January 2012, 14-year old Burton Winters froze to death after his snowmobile broke down on the ice just outside his home in Makkovik, Labrador. While his death was tragic on its own, grief turned to outrage as details emerged about his struggle for survival and how the search for Winters was handled by government agencies. Revelations include the fact that he had walked for 19 kilometres over rocky ice before lying down to die, and that rescue crews waited three days before finally searching for the boy.

In this book, Michael Johansen tells the story of Burton Winters life, explores how he died, and why there is a rising chorus demanding changes to Canada's search and rescue procedures.

I found this book on the discount shelves of a local used book store.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbuttonbrightwing at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Friday, May 24, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (5/24/2024 UTC) at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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