Palmer, AK

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

149 14.1W

Longitude

61 49.2N

Amount Saved

1

On 15 February 2018 at 2244 UTC (1744 EST) the COSPAS-SARSAT system detected a 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 61 49.2N 149 14.1W, 50 miles northeast of Anchorage, AK. The PLB was activated by a snowmobiler who injured his leg. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the SARSAT alert and notified Alaska State Troopers, who deployed a ground team to the scene. The injured snowmobiler was transported to a local hospital for medical assistance.
1 SARSAT RESCUE