Barrow, AK



On 28 September 2017 at 0544 UTC (0144 EDT) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 68 02.9N 151 47.7W, approximately 5 miles southeast of Anaktuvuk Pass. The PLB was activated when two people became distressed in rugged, mountainous terrain. The AKRCC received the SARSAT alert and notified North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSB), which deployed a team to the scene. The NSB team located the two persons and transported them to safety.