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Paragliding World Cup, Sun Valley: The search for Guy Anderson

Over 70 volunteers, rescuers and paraglider pilots used SPOT to organize efforts to locate missing pilot Guy Anderson, who went missing at the Paragliding World Cup in Sun Valley. Although, Anderson did not have a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger many individuals involved in the rescue efforts did. A video was captured that shows how rescuers used SPOTs to conduct an efficient rescue and maintain communication with each other out in the field.
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Professional base jumper credits GPS device for saving him


Professional base jumper, Marshall Miller credits SPOT GPS Messenger with helping save him from a life- threatening situation. Miller ended up running into the wall that he had just jumped off of when unexpected wind activity forced him to open his parachute. He ended up 1,000 feet from the top of this cliff and 2,000 feet from the bottom. Suffering from injuries and with no cell phone coverage, Miller radioed his fellow jumpers, who used SPOT to signal for help. Miller said, "We've used these things for years, but I've never understood the power of these, until you're in a situation like that where it's life and death."
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Climber describes 1,200-foot fall in Cascades


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A combination of fast thinking and technology help save a man's life.

After falling approximately 1200 feet during a climbing trip in the Cascades Mountains, a western Washington man, Kevin Weed, is alive and well thanks to his hiking partners' strong survival skills and a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger that was used to alert authorities to his condition. Weed suffered a visible head injury. "I was very concerned that he had brain injury," said Chris Robertson, member of the search and rescue team the rescued Weed.
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Wyoming rescue chief rethinks value of GPS device

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A rescue involving falling boulders leads Wyoming rescue chief rethinks value of GPS device

A couple of experienced backcounty users was on a multi-day backpacking trip, carefully traversing the boulders near the base of 13,809-foot Gannett Peak, when a rock dislodged and rolled into the woman's leg, breaking her femur and opening her from knee to groin. The couple used their SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger to issue an emergency alert to authorities Freemont County, WY.
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Alaska State Troopers rescue Healy man freezing in wilderness

 

November 22, 2011 - According to news sources, a 22-year-old Healy man was rescued by Alaska State Troopers after trying to walk almost 50 miles out of the wilderness in temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees below zero.

Troopers found the man suffering from frostbite and hypothermia, late Saturday night at an unheated cabin on Healy Creek, about 10 miles east of Healy, a few hours after he hit the SOS button on his SPOT device.

“That Spot Tracker saved his life, there’s not a doubt in my mind,” said Eric Jeffords, one of the two Alaska State Troopers who found him. “I don’t think he would have made it until morning.”

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