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    Queenstown
    Hunting
    42.0812°S, 145.5541°E
     
     
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    42.0812°S, 145.5541°E

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    Survivor
    Darren
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2015-04-13

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hunting

    Terrain

    Mountain

    Weather

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     
    While hunting on a ballot block during the red stag roar I fell down the side of a mountain while traversing a steep track. Thankfully i was stopped from a more severe drop by a tree, however i was left unable to move and was experiencing extreme pain in my back. The accident occurred at 2 pm. I activated my locator beacon and waited for help to arrive hoping that it had worked. It was getting dark and i thought that i was in for a night in the open. At 6pm the rescue helicopters arrived and flew me to Queenstown hospital. I had sustained back injuries and torn ligaments in my elbow. I spent the following 3 -6 months recovering from these injuries. I'm going back this year and hope to keep both feet firmly on the ground.

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    hope to keep both feet firmly on the ground.

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    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

     

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