Entirely not new worthy...
...right up until the last sentence!
Keen Swedish cops deployed a helicopter and sniffer dogs last weekend after three clothes-light German women got lost in the woods. The naturist trio, aged 40, 50 and 56, set off at 4pm Sunday on a butt-naked jaunt from their holiday cottage by Långasjön lake, outside Karlshamn in the south of the country. Pals called for …
...right up until the last sentence!
Should leave them alone, they're not harming anyone.
Society shows inability to set priorities properly again.
Societies priority in this case was finding three missing people. The nakedness was just a interesting aside. Or did I misread the article?
The cops were called when they failed to return from they're hike. So this was a search and rescue operation (which luckily turned out not to be required). This had nothing to do with the fact they were naturists.
Seriously, try reading the article next time rather then auto-ranitng a Daily Fail response...
The cops were trying to find them, what's your problem with that exactly?
Or are you unhappy about the fact that El Reg has reported it? In which case all I can say is for FFS get a sense of humour.
They weren't bothering them, they were looking for them because their friends thought they were lost in the woods.
And what if that was your elderly naked mother loose in the wioods?
"Should leave them alone, they're not harming anyone."
Who claimed they were? They were reported as missing, and the police searched for them. What else do you expect them to do?
Read the article again. Looks like it was a search and rescue after they failed to return, not a "let's arrest the perverts" thing.
I believe they were worried about their safety - not attempting to prevent them from doing what they were doing. That is, unless you were being sarcastic :-)
On a different note, I take it they didn't describe their 'ordeal' in English - so then, what is the equivalent of 'grope in the dark' in Swedish (or German) then?
Must.. pour.. lemonjuice.. into.. minds.. eye..
Bah, now my day is shot!
You'll take a different view on what age constitutes elderly when you're nearer 50, m'lad'o.
But were they suitably prepared for their trip in the wilderness?
Lack of warm clothing, no torches, lack of map/compass etc.
If it had been someone climbing a mountain in jeans and tshirt we would be calling them a f***ing idiot.
Some people should really think out what they are doing before they do it.
<quote>If it had been someone climbing a mountain in jeans and tshirt we would be calling them a f***ing idiot.</quote>
Bloke didn't even have the sense to wear a t-shirt. Extreme fuck*king idiot, I guess, by your definition.
But, You are Wize.
"They were reported as missing, and the police searched for them. What else do you expect them to do?"
Obviously, the OP was lulled into apathy by the state of their own police forces. Any missing persons reports to the local plod are usually met with "meh".
Perhaps the reason for the, ahem, urgency was the tips on tantilizing Teutonic tetons?
"What big, um, how nice to see you, Mrs. Gadget."
I'm not surprised they chose to stay unfound (all right, they didn't), an overfriendly cold wet nose sniffing at youn isn't what you want on a summer evening... and then there's the dogs as well.
C'mon. Lester at his best.
Chopper? Wood? Sniffer? Doggie? Groping?
T'is Friday, after all...
>Should leave them alone, they're not harming anyone.
>Society shows inability to set priorities properly again.
I think the point is not that they were naked, but that they were lost and hadn't come back.
In this respect, they could have been harmed themselves, so it's entirely appropriate to send a rescue team in to rescue them.
...or I won't believe that it happened.
They were 40, 50 and 56 - I'll settle for one picture and two sketches.
Title says it all really
Means that they are more exposed to the elements - I would assume that they might have had some clothes in rucksacks, but even then the clothes would have taken up room normally used for survival things such as a cooker, fuel, food, water, first aid kit, mobile phone, gps, caravan etc.
Therefore finding three people turns quite quickly into something to worry about since they are far more likely to deteriorate more quickly than clothed hikers.
Had the three of them spent a fortune on Steve Jobs' latest clothing range?
[Sarah Bee type rant]
Else you'd know Sarah can tell the difference between a joker and an idiot.
wrt Steve Job's clothes though - surely that would mean that they'd all be clad in blue jeans and a long-sleeved, black shirt??
Fortunately they took their new iPhone 4 to test it's AGPS compass and map apps, comforted by the belief that they could ring for assistance if they got into trouble.
Unfortunately, they took their new iPhone 4........
I'm off to Sweden next week and I for one welcome the good service provided by El Reg in warning what dangers might be lurcking in the woods.
Not that I suspect 2,000 kilted Scotsmen will be venturing more that 200 yards from the pub.
Is there anything more frightening in the woods than a Scotsman wearing a kilt?
... but perhaps wearing only a twinkle in his eye.
"...The naturist trio, aged 40, 50 and 56..."
Really? You still want pics..?
yes but only slightly grainy out of focus google earth c2006 style pics....
I'm 59, yup I'll chance the pics. Considering they were hiking at the time, I'd guess they are pretty fit.
Paris, as I'm sure she hikes in the buff.
I'm 51 and I love to see 50+ yr old naked ladies. 'Course the only one I do get to see is my wife (I know, a near-mythical creature on The Register, but they do exist) of 27 years, but I keep hoping for more...
(Paris for I hope she'll still be posting sex videos when she's 50...)
Except for that lad that performed a half-marathon with just a pair of shorts (as seen on Discovery) on a -20ºC climate, I doubt these women would endure any harsh change in weather for long. (I bet they were not under such circumstances, anyway.)
Perhaps only Navy SEALS would be able to accomplish this feat, since they can maul any wild beast with their bare hands. Or so I heard, for their advanced survival training, where they can only bring a knife and a raincoat, and are supposed to survive 3 days in the wilds...
I would ask for pictures if they were at least 10 years younger.
'There's bares in them thar woods'
Good point, well made :-)
..best simulated with Playmobile
... to control the crowds offering to help with the search...
... where's the Playmobil reconstruction?
"Keen Swedish cops deployed a helicopter and sniffer dogs last weekend after three clothes-light German women got lost in the woods."
"The naturist trio, aged 40, 50 and 56, set off at 4pm Sunday on a butt-naked jaunt..."
.... oh snap, yuck.
"They told officers they'd gone astray shortly after departure, and had spent the last hour of their ramble "groping around in the dark""
... 3 naked people on a hike for a few hours and the Police deployed sniffer dogs!! Someone call the RSPCA (or at least the Swedish equivalent).
I suppose the main worry for the rescue services was that lost in the woods with no clothes on the women could easily have died of indecent exposure. You don't want to meet a grizzly bare in Sweden. Especially when it's German.
I'll get me coat.
For God's sake so I missed the line where their pals had called for the search and accepted the implication in the article's title at face value. So this is an excuse to chuck insults around ? Get a life, preferably where you don't have a need to do down others to booster your own sense of self worth..
Yes. That's what El Reg commentards do.
Best stop digging that hole dontcha think?
They weren't trying to "booster their own confidence" by putting you down. They were pointing out that you had a serious failure in understanding the article which could have been easily rectified, and which genuinely made you look like an idiot.
They weren't making you out to be an idiot, you were doing fine at that yourself and obviously don't need any assistance. You missed several references to them having been lost not to mention the fact that they never claimed the trio had been arrested, or what they would be arrested for.
Serious sense of humour failure.
"Three German women went for a walk in the woods, and haven't come back."
"I'll organise a search. Sergeant! we need four search parties! Can you describe them? What are they wearing?"
"Er, they're naked."
"They aren't harming anyone. Sergeant! Forget about the search parties."