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JULY 2014
Satelite Map of Rescues
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Date: July 22
Location: 19 NM west of Tampa, FL
Description of Rescue:

at 0048 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 27 27.1N 83 00.8W, 19 NM west of Tampa, FL. The PLB was activated on a 27 foot pleasure craft that became disabled, with two people on board. Coast Guard District 7 Rescue Coordination Center (CGD07) received the SARSAT alert and contacted the registered owner's wife, who reported that her husband was out on the boat. CGD07 issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a helicopter from Air Station Clearwater. The helicopter located the vessel and determined that both people on board were safe. CGD07 dispatched a medium response boat that towed the vessel into port.

Two (2) rescues.
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Date: July 19
Location: 53 NM southeast of Salem, OR
Description of Rescue:

at 0048 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 44 42.1N 121 47.9W, in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area, 53 NM southeast of Salem, OR. The PLB was activated by a skier who was injured after falling about 100 feet while skiing by himself. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and forwarded the position to the Marion County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's department worked with the National Guard to dispatch a helicopter to rescue the injured skier.

One (1) rescues.
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Date: July 14
Location: 100 NM west of Galena, AK
Description of Rescue:

at 2043 UTsarsatreports.htmlC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 64 36.0N 160 50.5W, 100 NM west of Galena, AK. The PLB was activated when a boat, with four campers on board, sank in inclement weather. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and contacted the Alaska State Troopers (AST). The AST dispatched a helicopter to the SARSAT position. The helicopter located the four campers and took them to Koyuk, AK.

Four (4) rescues.
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Date: July 13
Location: 10 NM offshore of Delray Beach, FL
Description of Rescue:

at 1222 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at 26 27.3N 79 49.5W about 10 NM offshore of Delray Beach, FL. Coast Guard District 7 (CGD07) received the SARSAT alert and launched a twin-engine aircraft (HC144). The HC144 located the 36-foot vessel, Megan Elaine, and reported the vessel was taking on water. CGD07 issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and Tow Boat Palm Beach responded. Tow Boat Palm Beach arrived on scene and towed the vessel back to Palm Beach. 

Two (2) rescue.
 
 
 
 
 

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