Update: The party with the activated beacon has been contacted, and they say they did not activate the ‘S-O-S.’
The Alaska State Troopers have contacted two men in the Talkeetna area after receiving a distress signal from their GPS device.
On Monday afternoon, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of an ‘S-O-S’ signal from a GPS locator on Red Salmon Lake, near Talkeetna. No information as to the nature of the emergency signal was available, Troopers say. A helicopter was dispatched to investigate, but had to turn around due to poor weather.
On Tuesday, the Rescue Coordination Center was able to reach the location by helicopter shortly after noon and contacted Theodore and Kyle Miller of Wasilla. The Millers were flown to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center where they spoke to the Troopers. The Millers say they did not activate the ‘S-O-S’, and did not know how it had happened. They were preparing to hike out when the signal was sent, and had no medical needs.