SARSAT U.S. Rescues Map

NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service) provides detailed information on individual U.S. Rescues

COSPAS-SARSAT Rescues September 23, 2022

Number of People Rescued in Calendar Year 2022 in the United States: 328

    • Rescues at sea: 225 people rescued in 64 incidents
    • Aviation rescues: 29 people rescued in 15 incidents
    • Terrestrial PLB rescues: 74 people rescued in 45 incidents
    • Worldwide – Over 50,000+ people rescued (since 1982)
    • United States – 10,051 people rescued (since 1982)

    Number of People Rescued in Calendar Year 2021 in the United States: 330

      • Rescues at sea: 195 people rescued in 72 incidents
      • Aviation rescues: 29 people rescued in 15 incidents
      • Terrestrial PLB rescues: 106 people rescued in 65 incidents

      Recent Calendar Year Totals in the United States:

        2020: 304 people
        2019: 
        421 people
        2018: 340 people
        2017: 275 people
        2016: 307 people
        2015: 250 people
        2014: 240 people
        2013: 261 people
        2012: 263 people
        2011: 207 people
        2010: 295 people
        2009: 195 people
        2008: 282 people
        2007: 353 people
        2006: 272 people
        2005: 222 people
        2004: 260 people
        2003: 224 people
        2002: 171 people
        2001: 166 people

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