0106 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 46 15.1N, 121 52.6W, 54 NM northeast of Portland, OR in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The PLB was activated when a hiker became stranded. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). NASWI launched a helicopter to the SARSAT position and rescued the stranded hiker.
One (1) rescues