The National Park Service (NPS), which manages all National Parks and Forests in U.S. revealed stats on when park visitors dial 911 for emergency. It is a amusing article (not if you’re working for NPS). My favourite reason: The water was salty.


I’ve been a hike where a trek-mate was about to call 911, because he was ‘thoroughly exhausted’ and didn’t think he could return back to the trailhead.

4 sips of water and 10 minutes of rest later, he was normal.