At 0405 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 35 45.9N, 118 02.2W, in Sequoia National Forest about 78 NM north of Los Angeles, CA. The PLB was activated when one hiker fell and broke his ankle and another hiker became dehydrated. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and contacted the California Office of Emergency Services (CALOES). Using the SARSAT encoded position, CALOES located the two individuals and transported them to a hospital in Kern County, CA.
Two (2) rescues