Mount Saint Helens 1980 Question

MAGolding

Ad Honorem
Aug 2015
2,889
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#1
I had two questions about the Mount St. Helens 1980 eruption after watching TV news coverage.

I remember an aerial photo of an ash-covered pickup truck with the body of a child lying on the bed of the truck. Yesterday, or technically early this morning (11 February 2019), I found out the dead child was Day Andrew Karr (6 May 1969-18 May 1980), and that his father Day Bradley Karr died inside the truck and his brother Michael Murray Karr (16 Oct. 1870-18 May 1980) died near the truck.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488472/day-andrew-karr

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488473/michael-murray-karr

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488473/michael-murray-karr

Barbara Karr's Sons and Husband Died on Mount St. Helens, but She Blames An Unnatural Cause: Politics

So with that question answered, maybe I can find an answer to another question.

I remember someone who flew over the area reporting seeing footprints in the ash of a man, woman, and child that went to a creek or river and then turned back. And I wonder if there really were human tracks there and if so did the humans survive?

The only other children reported killed were Michele Lee Morris (1 November 1970-18 May 1870) and Kevin Christopher Morris (September 25 1972-18 May 1870). But they died inside their family's vehicle with their mother and stepfather, Barbara and Stephen Seibold.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488492/michele-lea-morris

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488491/kevin-christopher-morris

Mt. St. Helens' Victims Remembered

It seems unlikely that any of them walked any large distance after there was a lot of ash on the ground and then returned to the vehicle to die.

Therefore if there were human tracks in the ash, the child sized prints could not have been made by a child listed among the victims. Thus it would have to be either a small adult victim, an unknown child victim, or a child who survived.

I wonder if anyone knows anything about those alleged human footprints in the volcanic ash?
 

MAGolding

Ad Honorem
Aug 2015
2,889
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#3
MAGolding, I am sorry to nitpick; but I must request that you proofread. Some of the dates make no sense.
After proofreading, here is my post with corrected dates.

I had two questions about the Mount St. Helens 1980 eruption after watching TV news coverage.

I remember an aerial photo of an ash-covered pickup truck with the body of a child lying on the bed of the truck. Yesterday, or technically early this morning (11 February 2019), I found out the dead child was Day Andrew Karr (6 May 1969-18 May 1980), and that his father Day Bradley Karr died inside the truck and his brother Michael Murray Karr (16 Oct. 1970-18 May 1980) died near the truck.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488472/day-andrew-karr

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488473/michael-murray-karr

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488473/michael-murray-karr

Barbara Karr's Sons and Husband Died on Mount St. Helens, but She Blames An Unnatural Cause: Politics

So with that question answered, maybe I can find an answer to another question.

I remember someone who flew over the area reporting seeing footprints in the ash of a man, woman, and child that went to a creek or river and then turned back. And I wonder if there really were human tracks there and if so did the humans survive?

The only other children reported killed were Michele Lee Morris (1 November 1970-18 May 1980) and Kevin Christopher Morris (September 25 1972-18 May 1980). But they died inside their family's vehicle with their mother and stepfather, Barbara and Stephen Seibold.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488492/michele-lea-morris

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28488491/kevin-christopher-morris

Mt. St. Helens' Victims Remembered

It seems unlikely that any of them walked any large distance after there was a lot of ash on the ground and then returned to the vehicle to die.

Therefore if there were human tracks in the ash, the child sized prints could not have been made by a child listed among the victims. Thus it would have to be either a small adult victim, an unknown child victim, or a child who survived.

I wonder if anyone knows anything about those alleged human footprints in the volcanic ash?
 

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