Home Port - Barrow, AK

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

153 41.1W

Longitude

70 54.6N

Amount Saved

2

On 19 January 2018 at 0530 UTC (0030 EST) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 70 54.6N 153 41.1W, 50 miles southeast of Barrow, AK. The beacon was activated when a truck broke down leaving two people stranded. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and notified the North Slope Borough Search and Rescue (NSBSAR). NSBSAR launched a helicopter to the SARSAT position, picked up the two people, and returned them to Barrow, AK. 
2 SARSAT RESCUES