Santa Monica, CA

Date

Type

Personal

Latitude

118 31.0W

Longitude

37 06.0N

Amount Saved

2

On 26 August 2018 at 2312 UTC (1912 EDT)a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was detected at 37 06.0N 118 31.0W, 73 miles northeast of Fresno, CA in Kings Canyon National Park. It was activated when 2 mountain climbers fell and sustained injuries. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the alert and contacted the California Office of Emergency Services, which launched a National Guard helicopter to the SARSAT position and located the climbers. The aircrew hoisted both hikers, one of whom had life-threatening injuries, and transported them to a local hospital. 
2 SARSAT RESCUES