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Woman Uses Personal Locator Beacon to Call for Help on Isle Royale

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U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration courtesy of Air Station Traverse City U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration courtesy of Air Station Traverse City

A woman hiking in the Isle Royale National Park slipped, fell, and broke her leg. 

The woman had a personal locator beacon with her when the accident happened. The U.S. Coast Guard got a distress call from the woman around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. 

Search and rescue crews were sent to the Isle Royale from the Traverse City Coast Guard Air Station. While crews were on their way, rangers from Isle Royale National Park Service found the woman and reported she broke her leg. 

The Coast Guard Air Crew arrived and airlifted the woman to Houghton, Michigan. Her current condition is unknown at this time. 

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