Air Force Rescue Coordination Center contacted the Arizona Department of Emergency Management. AFRCC reported that a PLB was activated by an individual that was riding his ATV and got stuck in the mud. The ST. George police department rescued the individual.
One SARSAT Rescue
Forest Falls, California
A father and son were hiking on the Gorgonio trail in the San Bernardino Mountains. The father fell and broke his arm. They activated their PLB. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and contacted the California Office of Emergency Services which sent out a rescue team. The team located the father and son and transported via snow cat to the Loma Linda hospital.
Two SARSAT Rescues
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
The Capt Joe taking on water and the crew of four was abandoning the vessel to a life raft.LANTAREA RCC received the unlocated 406 MHz EPIRB alert approximately 10 minutes later. The registration on the alert was used to contact the emergency contacts who stated the vessel was en route to Point Pleasant, New Jersey. LANTAREA RCC launched a helicopter which located and picked up the four crewmen.
Four SARSAT Rescues
North Slope Borough Search and Rescue launched a helicopter to the SARSAT position. The driver of a truck carrying two passengers activated his PLB when his truck became disabled. The rescue squad transported one person to the hospital complaining of back pain, and the other two persons to the station in Barrow.
Three SARSAT Rescues
Bristol Bay, Alaska
The power fishing vessel Turmoil, with three persons on board, caught fire. The Coast Guard District Seventeen Rescue Coordination Center launched a helicopter to the scene. Coast Guard also sent out an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast(UMIB). An aircraft responded to the UMIB and gave the position of the burning vessel to the Coast Guard. A Good Samaritan found the vessel Turmoil burned to the waterline and grounded. The three crewmembers were on the beach. They were later picked up and delivered safely to King Cove. There were no injuries.
The shrimp trawler Ellen Louise became disabled and began taking on water. Coast Guard District Seven Rescue Coordination Center launched a helicopter to the scene. The crew of the helicopter hoisted the two people on board the helicopter and brought them to safety.
Two SARSAT Rescues
Port Aransas, Texas
The vessel Air Pirate encountered 10 to 12 foot seas and the people on board activated their EPIRB and requested to be taken off the vessel. Coast Guard District Eight launched a helicopter to the vessel. The crew of the helicopter hoisted the two people on board and brought them to safety.