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Boundary Trail, Washington

48.8150877°N, -120.5621193°W

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Gall

What happened?

Boy scout troop 166 went for 7 day/night 54 mile hike on the Boundary Trail near in Central Washington. On the third day, Boy Scout troop scout leader became ill but altitude sickness was not initially suspected due to height (8200 ft). After resting for the night to recover, it became apparent symptoms were actually HAPE ((High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and he could not walk. His lungs had a lot of fluid and he was displaying great difficulty breathing.

At this point, we enabled the beacon. Four hours later, a helicopter from the US Border Patrol, based out of Bellingham, WA., landed.

A backcountry horseback trip from Cascade Wilderness Outfitters was nearby and assisted moving the scout leader to the helicopter since he could not walk on his own and the helicopter landed 1/3rd of a mile away.

The scout leader was transported with his son to Bellingham, WA and hospitalized for two days to recover. He is now fine and back home with his family.

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ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

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