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
     
    Sydney, Australia
    Watersports
    33.8688°S, 151.2093°E
     
     
    Our
    survivor
    stories
    Sydney, Australia
    Watersports
    33.8688°S, 151.2093°E

    Resqlink  plb front view

    ResQLink™+

    2881
    Shop Now
    Survivor
    Giltrap
    Rescued By
    Other (Please Specify)
    Date Of Rescue
    2015-05-03

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Watersports

    Terrain

    River

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    Mick slipped on rocks while portaging his kayak around a nasty rapid, and broke both bones in his lower leg. The nearest road was at least 3 km away, over particularly rough ground. Phone coverage was nil, and wouldn't be until you got to the road at best. Thus, given the terrain, a chopper was the only way out, and a PLB was the only option for contacting emergency services. 


    We set off the PLB immediately and sat tight, able to use the four non-injured in the party to keep him stable and engaged. We heard the happy sound of the helicopter a couple of hours later. A couple more hours and he was tucked up in hospital in Sydney. The rest of us enjoyed a shiver bivvy by the river and paddled out the next day.


    8b983b250d3e093a3fb5970a71804ca1
    8b983b250d3e093a3fb5970a71804ca1


    Words of Wisdom

     
    Never leave home without your ACR beacon!

    Thank you note to ACR

     

    Thank you ACR!

    Rescue Location

     

    Next story

    Teklanika Denali National Park, 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

    09a1de52bc7e8b9e65fb77183bd585eb

    Death Canyon, Wyoming, USA

    View full story Pdetail survivor arrow icn

    039ecb077944b864c18d13d7c2b0e302

    Glacier Bay National Park

    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