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Coast Guard assists disabled boat 28 miles offshore

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The Coast Guard towed a 26-foot boat to shore after it was disabled 28 miles east of Virginia Beach July 11. A 9-1-1 operator contacted the Coast Guard stating they had received a SPOT notification from the vessel School Zone, which indicated their position. Click here to read the news article.

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4,000th Rescue: Motorcyclist in DeKalb County, Alabama

Rescue Profile: Michael Herrera
Case #: 15697


4000th rescue

On October 23 in DeKalb County, Alabama, retired Houston firefighter Michael Herrera was alone and off-roading on his dual-sport bike when he took a hard fall. Although initially disoriented, Michael’s experience as a first responder told him that his injuries were more serious than he could see so he reached for his SPOT Gen3® and pressed the S.O.S. button.

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