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November 25, 2012 in Outdoors

SPOT uses satellite technology to alert emergency services.

John Simmons photo

A medical helicopter lands in the Montana mountains to rescue John Chepulis, a hunter injured in a fall from his horse.

John Simmons photo

John Chepulis, 65, of Columbus, Mont., holds a SPOT satellite messaging unit in a photo taken before he had a hunting accident and the device was used to call in medical help that saved his life.

John Chepulis holds a SPOT satellite messaging unit in photo taken before he had hunting accident.