Cross out alt
  • Right chevron
    • English (US) Checkbox full
    • Español Checkbox empty
    • Français (FR) Checkbox empty

     

    Checkout arrow left
    Back to
    survivor
    stories
    Our <br/>survivor<br/> stories
     
    Taupo, New Zealand
    Hiking
    38.6857°S, 176.0702°E
     
     
    Our
    survivor
    stories
    Taupo, New Zealand
    Hiking
    38.6857°S, 176.0702°E

    Resqlink  plb front view

    ResQLink™+

    2881
    Shop Now
    Survivor
    Ian
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2014-05-01

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Forrest

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    My mate Simon and I were 2 to 3 hours from the car at the end of a 4 day tramp in the rugged Kaweka range, just east of Taupo in the central North Island. We had to drop 200m to a river then climb out and it was then the Kaweka Flats and an easy walk to the car. As I started to descend, my ankle turned and I collapsed onto my ankle and I heard the crack of a bone breaking. Hoping that it was only a strain, I tried to walk but my ankle was unstable and I fell on the track again. Looking down at the unusual angle that my foot was at I knew I was going nowhere under my own steam. 


    I made myself as comfortable as I could, activated my beacon and two hours later, over the ridge came the rescue helicopter. It was an easy pickup and within the hour my mate was driving my car back to Taupo and I was being helicoptered to the hospital, were the fracture was confirmed. 


    Although in this case I was never in any serious danger, I tramp on my own and the PLB would be a life saver in a different situation. It certainly made the rescue speedier and made the job of the four people on board the helicopter easier. They spent the minimum of time on this rescue and were then released quickly to help others. What a great product.


    5ee6137c3fedda21bfbde4f621b0dab8
    5ee6137c3fedda21bfbde4f621b0dab8


    Words of Wisdom

     
    Don't leave home without it!

    Thank you note to ACR

     

    Thank you ACR!

    Rescue Location

     

    Next story

    New Zealand, Hiking


    ResQLink™+

    2881

    Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon

    It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, 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 survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable

     

    • Buoyant
    • LED strobe light
    • Self Test
    • 66 Channel GPS
    • Easy emergency activation
    • Antenna clip

     

    WARNING: PROP 65

    Our survivor stories

    A7d915a328b17d091cd8c1410482b566

    Pacific Ocean, Washington, USA

    View full story Pdetail survivor arrow icn

    Gettyimages 547237332

    Kettingwijk, Netherlands

    View full story Pdetail survivor arrow icn

    Surv news icn

    THE NEWS

    A Boater's Guide To Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)

    A quick guide on...

    Home news arrow
    Florida Boaters with EPIRBs and PLBs to Receive Discounts on Vessel Registration Fees

    Learn how the ...

    Home news arrow
    How the Cospas-Sarsat Search and Rescue System Works with EPIRB, Personal Locator Beacons, and ELTs

    Quietly flying above...

    Home news arrow
    Arrow right
    Arrow right

    Your cart

    Your cart

     

    0 items

    Your cart is empty

    Subtotal