Recently we have 2 in Hawaii, one on Mt Rainier and one lost in AR for a week. Maybe we just have better news coverage, but I suspect it is something else. People seem to have a false sense of security carrying their electronics around all the time. They seem to be distracted and not paying attention to their surroundings.
I would be scared, embarassed and disappointed if I ever got lost and needed anyone to come out and look for me. Never put anyone else at risk because of your stupidity is my motto. What do you think?