On 19 July 2018 at 0028 UTC (2028 EDT) a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 47 30.0N 120 49.0W, 10 miles southwest of Leavenworth, WA. It was activated when 2 hikers became stranded in the forest. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the alert and contacted Washington Emergency Management, who coordinated with the Chelan County Sheriff to launch a helicopter. The helicopter located the hikers and transported them to a nearby command post.
2 SARSAT RESCUES