at 70 55.9N, 156 57.4W, in northern Alaska about 30 miles south of Barrow. A PLB was activated after four people fell through the ice into freezing water, but managed to get out. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSB). NSB launched a helicopter which located and rescued the four people in distress; one of them was in need of further medical attention.
Four (4) rescues.