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NEW SPOT X TWO-WAY SATELLITE MESSAGING DEVICE LOGS FIRST SUCCESSFUL RESCUE

NEW SPOT X TWO-WAY SATELLITE MESSAGING DEVICE
LOGS FIRST SUCCESSFUL RESCUE

Covington, LA (July 3, 2018) – Last month, experienced hiker Darrel Comeau was on a four-day trip to climb a remote mountain in the Willmore Wilderness Park in Alberta, Canada. On the second night of his hike in, Corneau’s beloved dog Kitty woke him up in their tent, sensing something was wrong. Comeau immediately realized he was having trouble breathing because of an infected mass in his uvula. Unable to talk or scream for help, he reached for the SPOT X clipped to his bag and pressed the S.O.S. button.

Using the device’s two-way texting capabilities, Comeau was able to communicate the nature of his emergency to Search and Rescue officials and implement self-rescue steps under the direction of a medical professional. Comeua’s condition improved and he was able to hike out, while maintaining constant communication with his medical professional contact via the SPOT X.

“The SPOT X is worth every penny,” said Comeau. “After pressing the S.O.S. button, it brought me comfort knowing someone was working to help me and allowed me to stay calm and focus on my breathing. That SPOT X is never leaving my bag or vehicle.”

SPOT X is the latest addition to the award-winning SPOT family of products, providing affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking for hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. Through a direct connection to the GEOS International Emergency Coordination Center, SPOT has triggered nearly 6,000 rescues around the globe over the last ten years.


About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT Global Phone uses the Globalstar network to transmit two-way voice and data communications. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated nearly 6,000 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For media information please contact:
Jordan Gover, Backbone Media
jordan.gover@backbonemedia.net
(970)963-4873, ext. 242
Samantha de Castro
samantha.decastro@globalstar.com
(985)335-1677

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