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Satellite Technology Increases Chance of Survival

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Did you know that over 30,000 lives have been saved since search and rescue began using the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-aided tracking program?
That number could have been much higher if more mariners, aviators and hikers had been outfitted with a rescue beacon…

Check out this great article by Ed Killer from TCPalm.com

COSPAS-SARSAT Rescues through August 30, 2012

Number of People Rescued in Calendar Year 2012 in the United States: 170

  • Rescues at sea: 119 people rescued in 37 incidents
  • Aviation rescues:  13 people rescued in 8 incidents
  • Terrestrial PLB rescues:   38 person rescued in 26 incidents
  • WorldwideOver 30,000+ People Rescued  (since 1982)
  • United States – 6,907 People Rescued  (since 1982)

Total Rescues in Calendar Year 2011 in the United States: 207

  • Rescues at sea:  122 people rescued in 40 incidents
  • Aviation rescues:  14 people rescued in 6 incidents
  • PLB rescues:  71 people rescued in 42 incidents
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