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    Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, WA, USA
    Hiking
    47.5358°N, 121.8649°W
     
     
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    Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, WA, USA
    Hiking
    47.5358°N, 121.8649°W

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    Survivor
    Sarah Bigelow
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2018-08-11

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Mountain

    Issue

    Crash Or Collision

     

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    I and my wife Sarah were sleeping in our tent on the Pacific Crest Trail 20 miles south of Snoqualmie, Washington on August 11th, 2018.  We had started our hike at the Mexican border on March 22nd with the intent of thru-hiking to Canada.  At  330am a tree branch fell on Sarah's face, shattering her jaw into 8 pieces, fracturing her neck, damaging her carotid artery, and giving her a concussion.   The bleeding was profuse. 

    I activated my ResQlink+ Personal Locator Beacon.   I Also called 911, but the dispatcher didn't understand  my directions.   The search and rescue team arrived at 730 am.  The leader told me the beacon was crucial in finding us.  Sarah reached Harbor View Medical Center  at 10  am.  She is expected to make a full recovery.  I will never hike without the beacon. low.


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    We rarely had phone coverage on the Pacific Crest Trail at night.   911 dispatchers are not always familiar with wilderness locations.  Carry  a personal locator beacon!

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    Thank you for making a great product.  I will never hike without the beacon

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