ACR Electronics shares another SurvivorClub story. Meet Steve Morrison the newest ACR SurvivorClub member.
Steve used his ResQLink, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) to call for help, after a mishap while herding sheep and cattle, in New Zealand. It is a well-known fact that PLB's save lives. But PLB's are more commonly used for outdoor, adventure type scenarios, such as: hunting, hiking, climbing and fishing.
Steve left in the early afternoon to find some missing cattle in the bush on the remote edge of his farm. He spent two hours attempting to find his way out of the dense bush until he realized he was only getting more disorientated. "At this time of the year it's dark around 5:30 p.m. and fairly dim in the bush a fair while earlier than that. The weather was changing with thunder in the distance with passing showers. I decided just after 5 p.m. while I could still see clear sky to activate my PLB. Then I sat down and waited under some cover" said Morrison.
There was little to no area of clear sky that night. Only an hour after the beacon was activated, a helicopter continuously circled the area, where Steve was waiting on steep, dangerous terrain. The rescue helicopter guided the land based Search & Rescue team to Steve's location. The Search and Rescue members found Steve by 2:30 a.m. Pilot Mike Parker said, "Conditions had made it extremely difficult to find the man. It was really dense bush, there was fog and rain, and it was dark; there was no moon." Ad Feedback - © Fairfax NZ News.Steve was reunited with his family shortly after being rescued,
ACR Electronics and the Search and Rescue crews received the following touching letter from Steve's 13 year old daughters, Catilyn and Hanan: "We would just like to say a huge thank you to those who saved our daddy from the bush. We were all very worried but you were able to keep us informed of what was happening which was fab. If it wasn't for the Beacon that Daddy set off to help the Rescue teams to find him, he probably would have been there for a long time."
To read Steve's first hand survival story visit www.survivorclub.com