Wow! I saw this post, checked out the IP address. It was posted from "Comm Hosp Of Central Calif" -- Community Hospital in Fresno.
I called Lou, who is from New York, and in Fresno with Kenny, the injured hiker. Kenny was hiking the JMT when this happened, and ... used his SPOT tracker to call for help. Spot DOES work!
Kenny was alone, and one arm felt more like a sprain, so was still able to activate the Spot.
Lou and Mishie caught a flight immediately out to California, so they could help Kenny.
After the injury and pressing the 911 button on SPOT, Kenny says Sequoia SAR people arrived in about 4 hours, and then summoned a helicopter for the evacuation. They got him out, but his gear was at his camp site.
I gave Kenny the number of the Sequoia Public Affairs person, but being it is Friday afternoon, that may not help. I'll try to get them the SeKi ranger dispatch number later. -- they want to call the rangers and maybe Sequoia can get in touch with the ranger at the Bench Lake / JMT junction (there is a ranger station there.)
Kenny wants to retrieve his gear, but most importantly his Trail Journal. If anyone can help, please contact them.