Willow, AK

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On 30 August 2017 at 0148 UTC the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 69 21.5N 148 14.6W, 208 NM southeast of Barrow, AK, on the Sag River. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the alert and contacted North Slope Borough (NSB). NSB rescued the beacon owner, who was having a medical emergency, by helicopter, and transported him to a hospital in Barrow for treatment. 
1 SARSAT RESCUE