Three hikers in distress in Alaska were rescued this Tuesday, June 25, 2013, two days after running out of food, when the pilots of a CH-47F Chinook heliocopter spotted their signal mirror. The Chinook was out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, on a training mission.

3 hikers rescued after 2 days without food

Three hikers rescued in Alaska - Associated Press

Update: 6/30/2013: Here's a release from the Fort Wainwright Facebook page:

USARAK Aviators rescue three hikers near Healy June 28, 2013

Edited by rafowell (06/30/13 10:03 PM)
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A signal mirror should backup a radio distress signal, like a 406 MHz PLB (ACR PLB) (Ocean Signal PLB)