Unfortunately, the entry qualifications for EMS in Lake Placid are not that steep. When Shin Murnane died, I saw a VERY FAT young man huffing and puffing down the trail to come to his rescue. (It was ultimately a futile rescue, he died instantly). But we were afraid he would be the 2nd victim of the day. Granted he was not SAR, but he was involved in a back country rescue, about 2 miles from a trailhead.