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    Mo‘ole Stream, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hiking
    21.3584°N, 157.8167°W
     
     
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    Mo‘ole Stream, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hiking
    21.3584°N, 157.8167°W

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    Survivor
    Vannessa
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2018-09-19

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Jungle

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    We were hiking on the main trail on a little known side trail that followed a stream up through 7 waterfalls. On the 4th waterfall Vanessa slipped and tumbled down the face of a 60 foot waterfall landing unconscious in shallow pool. Cell phone reception was sketchy and we couldn't get continuous service with 911.  

    I turned on my Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).  When we could finally get a strong enough signal. Search and Rescue (SAR) informed us that they had gotten our coordinates from the coast guard because of the PLB and that a helicopter was on the way.  It arrived 10 minutes later.  Vanessa was taken to hospital and released 7 hours later with 2 broken wrists and 21 stitches across her face.  It would have been impossible for her to hike or us to carry her out. 


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    Words of Wisdom

     

     Know your skill set and always pay attention when your hiking on sketchy terrain 

    Thank you note to ACR

     

    I've carried a personal locator beacon for years, its often been dubbed the most expensive piece of equipment I never use.  After using it, I cant imagine going out without carrying it. I have banged it up and knocked it around over the years I've had it, it still worked like a charm 

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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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