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Washington State Patrol Trooper Rescued After Going On Solo Hike

june11_trooperAfter breaking off from a group, Friday, May 13, off-duty Washington state trooper, Dan Anderson went on a solo hike in the Cascade Mountains. Before settling for the night, Anderson realized he had lost his tent somewhere along the hike. Without proper protection from the rain and snow, he was unable to withstand the freezing temperature in his sleeping bag.


Anderson pressed the SOS button on his SPOT device. GEOS notified local Washington state authorities where search and rescue was notified with his last known location coordinates.

“Having the SPOT Messenger device allowed me to send my location coordinates to rescues officials from an extremely remote and rugged wilderness. I’m grateful to the search and rescue teams and the GEOS IERCC for their efforts and expertise.”


Read more details about the rescue here.

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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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