SAR Flash Reports








INCIDENT NUMBER: G48713

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 1, 2018

01 December 2018 at 0123 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach 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 27-year-old female whose vehicle became stuck after she drove it off the road. The vehicle was returned back to the road and determined to be drivable, so the female continued traveling on her own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22461

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 01, 2018

01 December 2018 at 1922 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Vermont, 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 became lost after getting separated from his partner while skiing. The male was located and transported to a police station. No injuries were reported. MEDIA LINK: http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2018/12/middlesex-barracks-missing-skier-bolton.html

INCIDENT NUMBER: G48726

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 01, 2018

01 December 2018 at 2111 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. 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 who became stuck in a cattle guard while skiing. The cattle guard was opened, and the male was evacuated. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G48729

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 02, 2018

02 December 2018 at 0042 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 an unknown individual whose vehicle was stuck in the mud. The vehicle was removed from the mud and the individual continued on their own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22466

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 02, 2018

02 December 2018 at 2003 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Alberta, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 66-year-old male who was suffering from shortness of breath and fatigue while hiking. The male was transported via helicopter to Mineral Springs Hospital to be treated. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22473

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 03, 2018

03 December 2018 at 1851 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Jerico, Colombia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who was stuck in the trees after crashing his paraglider. The male was evacuated from the tree and transported to the police station to wait for his equipment. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 26421

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 05, 2018

05 December 2018 at 0042 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received an emergency call from a Satellite phone in Plumas County, California, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of an unknown emergency off of Dixie Valley Road. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted unknown individuals in getting their vehicles unstuck. The individuals continued on their own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G48839

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 07, 2018

07 December 2018 at 2024 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 22-year-old female who sustained injuries after a skiing accident. The female was transported via helicopter to a local hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22485

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 07, 2018

07 December 2018 at 2300 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 58-year-old male who sustained leg and back injuries after being involved in a snowmobile accident. The male was transported via helicopter to Salmon Arm Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22486

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 08, 2018

08 December 2018 at 0149 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Queensland, Australia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 37-year-old male who sustained shoulder and rib injuries after being involved in a motorbike accident. The male was transported to a hospital in Brisbane to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G48854

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 08, 2018

08 December 2018 at 2050 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted an unknown individual who sustained a leg injury while skiing. The individual was evacuated via helicopter to an ambulance that transported them to Banff Mineral Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 48880

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 10, 2018

10 December 2018 at 0210 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 41-year-old male whose snowmobile had gotten stuck. SAR was able to free the snowmobile and escorted the male and the other members of his party back to their personal vehicles. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 26506

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 10, 2018

10 December 2018 at 1628 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 requesting assistance for a vehicle that had run off the road. Emergency personnel responded to the location and sent a tow truck to tow the vehicle back onto the road. The male continued travelling on his own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 48925

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 12, 2018

12 December 2018 at 0307 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. Emergency personnel responded to the location and assisted a 22-year-old male who was pinned by his leg in a rolled over semi. The male was evacuated from the semi and transported to an unknown medical facility to be treated for unknown injuries.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22509

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 13, 2018

13 December 2018 at 2012 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Lane County, Oregon, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 32-year-old male who sustained multiple injuries after falling from a tree while working. The male was transported via helicopter to Riverbend Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49001

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 16, 2018

16 December 2018 at 1906 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 51-year-old male who sustained a back injury while snowmobiling. The male was transported via helicopter to Kelowna General Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49003

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 16, 2018

16 December 2018 at 2038 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 27-year-old male who sustained a leg injury while snowmobiling. The male was transported via ambulance to Dawson Creek Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49004

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 16, 2018

16 December 2018 at 2117 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in British Columbia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 57-year-old male who sustained a leg injury while snowmobiling. The male was evacuated via helicopter to an ambulance that transported him to Kelowna General Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49006

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 16, 2018

16 December 2018 at 2200 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 16-year-old female who sustained a knee injury while hiking. The female was transported via helicopter to Wairau Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49008

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 16, 2018

16 December 2018 at 2346 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 24-year-old male and 38-year-old male who became lost while snowmobiling. Both males were located and escorted to their vehicles. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49015

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 17, 2018

17 December 2018 at 1127 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device offshore in Senegal. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 30-year-old male who was suffering from a medical emergency while on a sailing trip. The male was evacuated to a vessel with a doctor on board that treated the male and returned him safely to shore. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22535

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 18, 2018

18 December 2018 at 2002 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device offshore in Florida, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted 6 individuals whose vessel became disabled. The vessel was fixed temporarily, and the vessel continued on its own to meet a family member to further assist. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49035

by IERCC Duty Officer on December, 2018

18 December 2018 at 2054 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Emergency personnel responded to the location and assisted a 33-year-old male whose vehicle was stuck in the snow. A tow truck transported the male and his vehicle back to town. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49038

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 18, 2018

18 December 2018 at 2308 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 40-year-old male who sustained unknow injuries after falling into a tree well while skiing and being stuck in the snow for 2 hours. The male was transported via helicopter to Prince Rupert Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 49087

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 21, 2018

21 December 2018 at 2226 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT 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 54-year-old male who activated his device for an unknown emergency while hunting. The male was transported via helicopter to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to be treated for an unknown injury or illness.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49093

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 22, 2018

22 December 2018 at 1518 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Chile. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 29-year-old female who sustained a severe finger injury after a rock fell on her hand. The female was transported via vehicle to a local hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49107

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 23, 2018

23 December 2018 at 1224 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device offshore in Florida, 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 sustained a broken ankle while on a vessel. The vessel met an ambulance at the boat docks that transported the male Lee County Memorial Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49114

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 23, 2018

23 December 2018 at 2027 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Alberta, 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 broken leg while hiking. The male was transported via helicopter to Canmore Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49134

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 25, 2018

25 December 2018 at 1537 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 3 males who became too cold to continue while sledding. The males were evacuated via helicopter to an area close to their vehicles where they continued on their own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49147

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 26, 2018

26 December 2018 at 1911 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 27-year-old female who was suffering from Hypoxia while mountain climbing. The female was escorted by a ranger to a base camp where she was treated and able to continue on her own with her climbing partner. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER:G49149

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 26, 2018

26 December 2018 at 2033 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 male and female who sustained injuries after being involved in a snowmobile accident. The female was transported via helicopter to a local hospital to be treated and the male left the scene on a snowmobile and it is unknown if he received further medical assistance.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49150

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 26, 2018

26 December 2018 at 2146 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Plumas County, California, United States. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Emergency personnel responded to the location and assisted a 46-year-old male whose vehicle was stuck in the snow. The vehicle was removed from the snow and returned to the road where the male continued traveling on his own. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49234

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 27, 2018

27 December 2018 at 1412 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Spain. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 43-year-old male who sustained an ankle injury during an unknown activity. The male was transported via vehicle to a nearby town where he was treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49240

by IERCC Duty Officer on January 30, 2018

27 December 2018 at 1847 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 62-year-old male who sustained a leg injury while hiking. The male was transported via helicopter to a local hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22561

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 28, 2018

28 December 2018 at 1403 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Ireland. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 39-year-old male and an unknown individual who became stranded on a cliff face while mountain climbing. Both individuals were located by a ground team and escorted back to their vehicle. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: 22564

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 28, 2018

28 December 2018 at 1825 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device offshore in Belize. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male whose vessel was disabled due to mechanical issues. The male’s vessel was towed by a rescue ship back to land. No injures were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49246

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 29, 2018

29 December 2018 at 0349 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 28-year-old male and 26-year-old female who were suffering from hypothermia while hiking. Both individuals were evacuated via helicopter and taken to their vehicle after they were assessed, and it was determined that no medical assistance was needed. No injuries were reported.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49250

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 29, 2018

29 December 2018 at 1427 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Spain. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Emergency personnel responded to the location and assisted a 19-year-old male who sustained an arm injury after being involved in a motorcycle accident. The male was transported via ambulance to Nebrese Hospital to be treated.

INCIDENT NUMBER: G49257

by IERCC Duty Officer on December 30, 2018

30 December 2018 at 0132 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device in Mexico. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a 40-year-old male who was suffering from a bad headache and was very cold while in the mountains with another male. Both males were transported via unknown means safely to La Joya. No injuries were reported.