SAR Flash Reports








INCIDENT NUMBER: G41385

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

29 January 2018 at 1247 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Argentina. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 57-year-old female sustaining a leg injury after being involved in a motorcycle accident. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20699

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

28 January 2018 at 2046 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Los Rios Region, Chile. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 60-year-old male sustaining a shoulder and leg injury while on a horseback tour. The located and escorted by local authorities to an awaiting helicopter that would then extracted him to an ambulance to be taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20698

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

28 January 2018 at 2030 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Wyoming, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who sustained a broken arm while snowboarding. The individual was transported by ground vehicle to a nearby clinic to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41374

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

28 January 2018 at 0820 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Switzerland. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted an individual who suffered a fall while skiing. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital to be treated for their injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20695

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

28 January 2018 at 0529 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Wyoming, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a party of three due to becoming lost while snowmobiling. The group was located and escorted by duty officers on snowmobiles to a nearby town with no injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41369

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

27 January 2018 at 2202 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 57-year-old suffering hypothermia after getting caught in an avalanche. The individual was transported by helicopter to Banff Hospital to receive treatment for his condition.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20692

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

26 January 2018 at 2359 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted two males who became stuck while snowmobiling. The individuals were transported by local authorities on snowmobiles to a nearby town. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41316

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

24 January 2018 at 2227 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Alaska, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 26-year-old male who sustained a possible broken femur due to a snowmobile accident. The individual was transported by a SAR ground team in an ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22097

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

24 January 2018 at 1955 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Quebec, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of a male with a disabled snowmobile in a rural area. Emergency personnel responded to the location and assisted the male with no injuries to be reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20690

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

23 January 2018 at 0008 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Colorado, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 68-year-old male who became lost and stuck in the snow while skiing. The individual was escorted by local authorities to his personal vehicle with no injuries reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41247

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

22 January 2018 at 1924 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device off the Pacific coast of Mexico. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 76-yar-old male experiencing mechanical failure onboard his sail boat. United States Coast Guard dispatched multiple vessels to the incident location to repair the disabled vessel, so the individual may continue their trip. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20686

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

21 January 2018 at 0048 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 63-year-old male and a 59-year-old male who became lost while skiing. The two males were transported by ambulance to their personal vehicles while sustaining no injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20684

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

20 January 2018 at 2247 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a group of five fishermen participating in a fishing competition after experiencing mechanical failure on their vessel. The group was transported by vessel back to port while sustaining no injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41205

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

20 January 2018 at 2055 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Colombia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 26-year-old male who sustained multiple injuries by falling off a cliff while snowboarding. The individual was extracted from the incident location by helicopter to an awaiting ambulance which took him to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22020

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

20 January 2018 at 1948 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Quebec, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of an off-road vehicle accident. Emergency personnel responded to the location and transported a female who sustained leg injuries while riding her ATV. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41203

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

20 January 2018 at 1856 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Colombia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 50-year-old male who sustained a broken leg due to being involved in a head-on collision while riding his snowmobile. The individual was extracted from the incident location by a SAR ground team on snowmobiles to an awaiting ambulance who then transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41162

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

19 January 2018 at 0154 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device off the Pacific coast of Mexico. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted two individuals who began taking on water in their vessel and lost steering capabilities. The individuals were transported by a nearby communications vessel who took them to shore in Panama. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20672

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

18 January 2018 at 1521 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Tennessee, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and male who lost consciousness while hiking. The individual declined medical transportation and was taken to a nearby hospital by a member of his party to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41130

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

18 January 2018 at 0741 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Tasmania, Australia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted two females who became stuck in a gorge while packing rafting with both internal and external injuries. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22008

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

18 January 2018 at 0647 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Washington, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of a male experiencing chest pains while at his home. Emergency personnel responded to the location and transported the individual by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for his illness.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41087

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

17 January 2018 at 0634 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Alaska, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 75-year-old male who became lost in the forest. The individual was transported by two SAR ground teams on snowmobiles to a secure location. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41057

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

16 January 2018 at 1643 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Caldera, Chile. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 60-year-old male who became stuck while riding his 4x4 on the beach. The individual was transported by a patrol vehicle to a nearby towing agency to receive further assistance. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22000

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

16 January 2018 at 1424 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Quebec, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of a vehicle accident. Emergency personnel responded to the location and transported a male who sustained a severe head injury when he spun off the road into a ditch. The individual was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in La Tuque, Quebec to be treated for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41048

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

16 January 2018 at 1212 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Quebec, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a group of six individuals who became stranded after running out of fuel while snowmobiling. Local authorities were able to get fuel to their location so they may continue their trip. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G41040

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

16 January 2018 at 0307 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Victoria, Australia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 56-year-old male who sustained multiple injuries from a paragliding accident. The individual was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 21999

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

15 January 2018 at 2303 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Quebec, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of a vehicle accident. Emergency personnel responded to the location and transported a female who lost control of her vehicle in the snow. The individual requested a tow truck to her location, no injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20659

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

15 January 2018 at 0551 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Alta, Norway. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 26-year-old male becoming hypothermic while hiking. The individual was transported by snowmobile, military vehicle, and ambulance to a nearby hospital in Alta to be treated for his illness.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20656

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

14 January 2018 at 0623 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in California, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a group of hikers who began showing signs of hypothermia. The group was escorted back to their vehicles after being assessed by emergency services. No major injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20653

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

13 January 2018 at 1933 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Mexico. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who activated their device for a third party due to a paragliding accident. The individual needing assistance was assessed by medical personnel who concluded to only have minor injuries and did not need to be transported to a hospital.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G40956

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

13 January 2018 at 1922 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Utah, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 22-year-old female who sustained a broken leg while hiking with a group of twelve people. The injured individual was transported by helicopter to a nearby medical facility where she was treated for her injury.
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INCIDENT NUMBER:G40945

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

13 January 2018 at 0404 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Victoria, Australia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 48-yar-old male who wrecked his motorcycle. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G40935

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

12 January 2018 at 1823 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 33-year-old male who dislocated his shoulder while snowmobiling. The individual was transported by a SAR helicopter to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20643

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

10 January 2018 at 2214 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in New Hampshire, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a female who became lost while hiking on a mountain. Police units located the female and escorted her down the mountain. No injuries were reported with this incident.
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INCIDENT NUMBER: 20640

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

10 January 2018 at 1731 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Yukon Territory, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who was involved in a vehicle accident. The individual was transported by police to a nearby location of his choosing. No injuries were reported with this incident.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G40889

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

10 January 2018 at 1637 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Arizona, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 61-year-old male who had fallen while hiking with a history of heart complications as well as minor head injuries. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 20639

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

10 January 2018 at 1102 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Manitoba, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 65-year-old male while experiencing heart issues after being stuck on his snowmobile. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in Church Hill to be treated for his injury.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G40871

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

09 January 2018 at 2211 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 38-year-old male and his friend who became lost while back country skiing. The individuals were transported by helicopter to their personal vehicles with no injuries to report.
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INCIDENT NUMBER: 20625

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

07 January 2018 at 2225 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who sustained a severe leg injury after being caught in an avalanche. The individual was escorted down the mountain by a SAR ground team to a waiting ambulance that transported him to Lite-Horse General Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G40751

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

01 January 2018 at 1927 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in California, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 64-year-old male who fell while mountain climbing. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.
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