Police Officer uses Geocaching to Save a Lost Hiker

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Officer Tom Wenzl came out of the woods recently with a story he never expected. He used geocaching to find more than a cache.Officer Wenzl used his Geocaching iPhone app to locate a lost hiker. The police officer in Washington State, USA is an active geocacher along with his wife. They use the geocaching username VonDeets.Officer Wenzl reportedly used his Geocaching App to plot a Waymark based on coordinates recorded by the lost hiker’s 911 call. Police could not have used traditional maps. The area where the hiker was lost had not been mapped. After a short search, the hiker and her dog were found safe.Check out the article to the right in the Mount Vernon Police Department newsletter for more details.The story of Officer Wenzl’s creativity and determination has also been picked up by local media, including this local newspaper. His geocaching partner and wife, tells Geocaching a local TV news station is also planning to interview Officer Wenzl.Thanks Officer Wenzel for being an excellent officer and geocacher! SharePrint RelatedFinding Health and Good Habits with GeocachingMay 14, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Geocaching Connects Son to Father Lost in World War IINovember 10, 2011In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”last_img read more

Volvo S60 and XC60 R-design new variants for Indian market

first_imgNew Volvo S60Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo has introduced the all-new S60 and XC60 R-Design in India. The company says that both vehicles give a sports-car feel and feature a specially developed chassis to enhance the overall driving experience. The chassis has assisted in sharpening the steering and improved the vehicle’s agility.With the new R-Design, Volvo has decided to target the young audience. The XC60 R-Design gets an front-end, which features a Tech Matte Black grille with an R-Design emblem and high gloss black stripes. DRL lights in the outer corners give a low, road-hugging impression of the vehicle. In addition, the Ixion alloy wheels are available in a redesigned 18-inch version for both S60 and XC60.On the inside, the new sport seat now comes as a standard provision in the R-Design cars. There is also a unique three-spoke, leather-covered R-Design steering wheel that adds to its sporty looks. Adaptive Digital Display allows the driver to switch between three layouts with different configurations and functionalities – Elegance, Eco and Performance.In terms of engines, Volvo XC60 R-Design models are equipped with in-line 4 cylinder, turbo diesel, 2-litre engines that produce 181bhp of power and 400Nm peak torque.The new Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design are top-of-the-line variants in their respective range. Standard equipment such as the new navigation system, gear-shift paddles, premium sound system, heated front seats, personal car communicator, sunroof, and rear parking camera are available. .Commenting on the new S60 and the XC60 R-Design, Magnus Jonsson, Senior Vice President Product Development, Volvo Cars said, “The all-new S60 and XC60 are our sportiest models ever. With R-Design they are even sharper. They’re the natural choice for true connoisseurs.”advertisementlast_img read more