Barrow, AK

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

162 11.5W

Longitude

70 14.6N

Amount Saved

3

On 22 July 2018 at 1625 UTC (1225 EDT) a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 70 14.6N 162 11.5W, 35 miles northeast of Point Lay, AK. It was activated when a small boat, with 3 people on board, broke down due to mechanical issues. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center received the alert and notified North Slope Borough Search and Rescue, which located the boaters and transported them to safety with no report of injuries. 
3 SARSAT RESCUES