Barrow, AK


On 28 August 2017 at 0845 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 69 43.5N 162 52.5W, approximately 87 miles southeast of Wainwright, AK. The PLB was activated when an ATV with 2 people on board became disabled. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and contacted the North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSB). NSB contacted the Point Lay Search and Rescue, which dispatched a ground team to the SARSAT position. The riders were located and transported to safety. No injuries were reported.