A good source of facts about incidents at Yosemite has been the Friends of YOSAR website. Due to resource constrainment, the site had not been updated in a long, long time. I have mentioned this to the YOSAR Management and now the site has entered summaries of the rescues that have occurred in 2011 and 2012 to date.
In addition, they have also created a special blog off the Yosemite main blog called Search and Rescue: Lessons from the Field. Extended text about rescues will be placed there. Their first installment includes coverage of the recent slip and peer rescue on June 28.
I suggest if you are interested in keeping abreast of incidents at the park, you bookmark this new blog directly, so you can rapidly get to it without having to wade through other entries.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” – John Muir
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com