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    Wilson's Prom, Victoria
    Hiking
    38.9706°S, 146.2792°E
     
     
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    Wilson's Prom, Victoria
    Hiking
    38.9706°S, 146.2792°E

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    Survivor
    Pethick
    Rescued By
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    Date Of Rescue
    2018-01-26

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Mountain

    Weather

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     
    Hiking in the northern part of Wilson's Prom, an area of Victoria that I absolutely love. Unfortunately I lost my bearings and found myself in dense scrubland, unable to get back to the route. The scrub was at head height in some areas and after pushing through for hours, attempting to follow the direction my map and compass told me I needed to go, I realised there was no way I was getting there. The terrain was brutal, and I was well and truly lost. Out of water, dizzy, badly bitten and scratched all over, I called it in. The police SAR team were great, and within an hour I heard the helicopter. Because of the landscape it took them another hour to locate me, and I was glad then that I called when I did - if I hadn't been alert enough to signal as well I don't know if I would've gotten out. They had to winch me up to the chopper. Even though I now realise that the list of things I did wrong is much longer, there's at least one thing I did right and that was make sure I had the PLB - it's given me the chance to learn and do it better the second time.

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    Words of Wisdom

     
    The list of things I did wrong is much longer, there's at least one thing I did right.

    Thank you note to ACR

     

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    It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™ PLB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected situation, the ResQLink PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites. PLBs have helped save thousands of people's lives.

     

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