RESCATE EN LOS ANDES
RESCUE IN THE ANDES
On Feb 27th 2018 a message posted on a Facebook group called PanAmerican Travelers Association (PAT) fired a search and rescue operation in which Unidad 4x4 de Ayuda got involved and remotely participated providing key communication support that made possible to activate the SAR operation.
After 3 days of active and intense communications using our Barrett 2050 HF base radio station, telephone and interactions on the internet, the couple reported lost and stuck with their car in the mud in a remote location in the Andes were finally found and rescued.
Below is the link to see the string of messages posted on the Facebook PAT page about this matter.
This is the story from our side as we understood the information available and how it was, managed and processed .
At the bottom of this document is the link of the post of the story by Katie and Wayne Livingstone as they lived it from their side lost up in the Andes simultaneously as we were working to rescue them.
Note. Hiugui Papico on Facebook is Aníbal Paredes – Unidad 4x4 de Ayuda.