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OCTOBER 2014
Satelite Map of Rescues
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Date: October 17
Location: northern Alaska about 30 miles south of Barrow
Description of Rescue:

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.
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Date: October 17
Location: Inyo National Forest, CA
Description of Rescue:

at 37 07.3N, 118 29.1W, in the mountains of Inyo National Forest, CA. The PLB was activated by a mountain climber who got altitude sickness. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department who located the individual and transported him to a medical facility for treatment.

One (1) rescue.
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Date: October 15
Location: 215 NM north northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska
Description of Rescue:

at 68 03.37N, 151 46.08W, about 215 NM north northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. The operator of a snowmobile activated his PLB when his snowmobile broke down. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSB). NSB dispatched the Anaktuvuk Pass Volunteer Search and Rescue team. The search team found and recovered the individual in distress.

One (1) rescue.
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Date: October 12
Location: 30 NM southeast of Barrow, AK
Description of Rescue:

at 70 50.6N, 156 01.1W, about 30 NM southeast of Barrow, AK. The PLB was activated because two snowmobiles broke through the ice. The snowmobile drivers were able to recover one snowmobile and take shelter in an unoccupied cabin at Okomailak Camp. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSB). The NSB search party found both snowmobile drivers suffering from mild hypothermia and transported them to a nearby hospital.

Two (2) rescues.
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Date: October 12
Location: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Description of Rescue:

at 36 23.2N, 112 25.1W, in Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. The PLB was activated because a hiker dislocated his shoulder while hiking in Grand Canyon. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted the Arizona State Police. The State Police located and rescued the individual in distress.  

One (1) rescue.
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Date: October 04
Location: 85 NM east of Palm Valley, FL
Description of Rescue:

at 30 11.3N 079 51.2W, about 85 NM east of Palm Valley, FL. The PLB was activated when an individual in a Hydro Pod Bubble attempted to go to Bermuda and became extremely fatigued. Coast Guard District 7 (CGD07) received the SARSAT alert and launched a C130 aircraft and a helicopter. CGD07 also diverted the AMVER vessel Maersk Montana to the SARSAT coordinates. The helicopter arrived on scene, hoisted the individual and returned to base.

One (1) rescue.
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Date: October 02
Location: 53 NM northwest of Anchorage, AK
Description of Rescue:

at 61 44.1N 151 20.7W, 53 NM northwest of Anchorage, AK. The PLB was activated by a 90 year old man because he fell off the roof of his remote cabin near Highline Lake. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) received the SARSAT alert and contacted the Alaska State Troopers (AST). The AST determined an immediate response was necessary and requested the assistance of the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons. The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons recovered the individual and transported him to Providence Hospital.

One (1) rescue.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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