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Plane Crash Survivor Credits SPOT Device with Rescue

Rescue Profile: John Gregory


“The engine quit, and I ended up in a tree. By the grace of God, I didn’t fall out of it.” That is what 79-year-old John Gregory says about April 23, 2019, the day his plane crashed into a tree in a remote part of Idaho. Mr. Gregory was flying out of his ranch near Challis when something went wrong.
 

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Oregon soaring enthusiast makes an unexpected landing in remote area with mountain lions, uses SPOT for rescue.

RESCUE PROFILE: Mark Stanfield

Mark Stanfield is a cross country soaring enthusiast and FAA certified instructor with Hood River Soaring in Oregon. An oncology pharmacy specialist by day, Mark got his start flying as a power pilot, then became certified for towing, eventually turning his sights to racing sailplanes and soaring.

AVID MOTORCYCLE RIDER UTILIZES SPOT X FOR SEVERE EMERGENCY IN TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

RESCUE PROFILE: Max Garrett

Max Garrett is a retired firefighter and avid motorcycle rider. The Arkansas Chapter Chairman of the International Association of Fire Fighters Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG) was used to taking long rides with his group through the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas areas. The organization was making its annual spring ride through Texas Hill Country when a portion of riders stopped to take a break near Leakey.

SPOT S.O.S. ACTIVATION BRINGS HELP FOR OREGON BASED GEOGRAPHER HIKING HELLS CANYON
 

RESCUE PROFILE: Joel Riggs
Joel Riggs

“A lot of people think the Grand Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America, it’s not, dropping 8,000 feet to Snake River, Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge, and amongst the most treacherous areas to hike.”

Dehydrated and Left Alone in Remote Baja CA

RESCUE PROFILE: SCOTTY BREAUXMAN
SPOT AMBASSADOR SCOTTY BREAUXMAN

“For many of us it’s a question of when, not if”, explains SPOT Ambassador Scotty Breauxman as he recounts his near death experience from riding in a remote canyon in Baja California, Mexico, “If you forget your electrolytes, you better have your SPOT configured properly because water becomes obsolete with essential minerals in the system.”

MONTANA CATTLE PACKER SUSTAINS LIFE THREATENING INJURY, ACTIVATES S.O.S FOR RESCUE

RESCUE PROFILE: Tug Leberman

Tug Leberman is an avid outdoorsman and packer who simultaneously claims to “not get along with technology”, while in the same sentence professing his endorsement for SPOT products. “I’ve had one for a good six years and always use it to check in with my family while off the grid or camping,” said Leberman. The good natured, Montana resident is positive and outgoing despite the fact that the local hospital refers to him as their “Success Story of the Year”, essentially a title they reserve only for those who have survived severe life-threatening situations.

SPOT S.O.S. ACTIVATION BRINGS HELP DURING FATHER DAUGHTER HIKING TRIP

RESCUE PROFILE: Bryan Hall
#34371

For Californian Bryan Hall hiking and backpacking are part of his lifestyle. A SPOT X owner for two years, Hall was mostly using his SPOT device for tracking and checking in with family when out on solo trips. On a recent trip, Hall set out with his daughter to hike the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. A hundred and fifty miles into their trip, the duo were closing out their day in Le Conte canyon by rinsing off in the Kings river when his daughter slipped and fell.

For Adventuring Dad, SPOT Provides Peace of Mind

RESCUE PROFILE: Dan Sturgis
Case #33949

Dan Sturgis is the type of father who enjoys adventuring and backpacking with his family on a regular basis. On a recent trip to the Wild Basin area of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Dan’s SPOT provided peace of mind when a situation with his ten-year old son presented itself.
 

Mom Keeps Son Safe With Life Saving SPOT Device

RESCUE PROFILE: Caroline Godfrey
Case #33914

Caroline is just like every other mom in that she wants to always keep her son safe. After moving to Colorado to attend University, her son quickly became an avid and experienced backpacker. “Knowing that he was going out solo all the time really was the impetus for buying a SPOT Gen3 device, with us living in Pennsylvania, it was a way for us, even remotely to know his whereabouts when he was hiking.”
 

New Year's Good Samaritan Story Remote Four-Wheel Accident

RESCUE PROFILE: Marcel Berard
#31358

“My cottage is very remote and there is no cell phone coverage at all, I use my SPOT device to check in with my wife and give myself piece of mind. Since my cabin can only be accessed by snowmobile or skidoo, I always carry my SPOT with me.”
 

S.O.S. on SPOT Device Proves Life-Saving Twice for Canadian Man

RESCUE PROFILE: Randy Cota
#23488

The temperature in a remote part of northern Ontario was below freezing on May 22, 2019. That was the day that Randy Cota, a trained guide and trapper, headed out in a boat for an excursion on the Moose River along with three other men.

Plane Crash Survivor Credits SPOT Device with Rescue

RESCUE PROFILE: John Gregory
#23325

“The engine quit, and I ended up in a tree. By the grace of God, I didn’t fall out of it.” That is what 79-year-old John Gregory says about April 23, 2019, the day his plane crashed into a tree in a remote part of Idaho. Mr. Gregory was flying out of his ranch near Challis when something went wrong.
 

S.O.S. Used to Help Injured Teen on Montana Mountain

RESCUE PROFILE: Brandon Van Arsdale
#51537

The day started as a skiing expedition through the mountains of Montana and ended with a helicopter rescue. On March 20, 2019, a group of teens and adults were on the Glacier/Pondera County line when a teenager in the group was hurt. After an unsuccessful attempt to alert rescue crews, Brandon Van Arsdale, an adult travelling with the teens, activated the SPOT X’s S.O.S. button.

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