Ham radios aid in rescue of injured hiker on Boulder County trail – The Daily Camera


Ham radios aid in rescue of injured hiker on Boulder County trail
The Daily Camera
Boulder County emergency dispatchers received a call just after 12:30 p.m.

Source: www.dailycamera.com

According to the "Boulder County News," amateur radio played a significant role in the rescue of an injured hiker on the Fourth of July Trail near Boulder, Colorado.  Boulder County emergency personnel received a call from a Colorado Springs man who was said ham radio operators were in contact with another ham operator near the scene of the incident.  An amateur radio operator with the rescue group was able to reach the ham operator on the scene and confirm the location of the injured party.  Officials said ham radios used to find Michael Schuett were a "huge benefit" to the rescue units.  It pays to carry your HT with you.  Good job by everyone involved!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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