Barrow, AK

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

157 18.4W

Longitude

70 31.3N

Amount Saved

1

On 12 November 2017 at 0521 UTC (0021 EST) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 70 31.3N 157 18.4W, 4 miles northwest of Atqasuk, AK. The PLB was activated when the operator of a snowmobile became lost in a blizzard. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and contacted North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSBSAR). NSBSAR dispatched a helicopter and ground team to the SARSAT position, located the individual in distress, and transported them to Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. 
1 SARSAT RESCUE