Sending Distress Signals

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What is the Mountain Distress Signal?

Sending Distress Signals

Should you find yourself in need of contacting emergency rescue teams and you do not have a working cell phone, try using light. You can use a flashlight to send an SOS signal. Six signals per minute with a minute interval is the internationally recognized Mountain Distress Signal. If you do not have a flashlight, reflect the sun's rays with a mirror or other shiny object. This is a good way of getting the attention of a nearby plane or boat.

   

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