Luck favors the prepared.
Find out how ACR enables life-saving rescues across the world.
From Hike to Rescue Operation: Teacher's Preparedness and ResQLink PLB Saves the Day
Posted on December 4, 2023 by Paul
One of the students held the PLB, and we communicated to check if the signal light was flashing. I placed emergency blankets over parent A and a couple of student jackets around him for support. I stayed with my arm supporting his neck, not moving him, suspecting he had broken his femur on one side and either his hip or femur on the other. Later, we found he had broken his femur and dislocated his hip on the opposite side.
Against the Waves: A Lone Sailor's Thrilling Battle for Survival
Posted on December 4, 2023 by THIERRY DEROY
The adventure took a dramatic turn on February 24, near New Zealand, when a powerful storm struck with winds reaching 40/50 knots and waves towering between 10 to 15 meters. Trapped inside my boat, a massive wave crashed, flipping it over, breaking parts, and flooding it. Despite the chaos, I was fortunate to escape with minor injuries – some shoulder pain and a bump on the head.
Bad Fall Leads to ResQLink 400 activation atop New Zealand's St. James Track
Posted on December 4, 2023 by Meagan
We expected her to get up quickly and laugh at herself. But that didn’t happen. She stayed lying on the floor and told us her arm was really sore, and we quickly realized it was probably broken. She was groaning in obvious pain, experiencing hot and cold flashes and felt very nauseous.
Hiker and Pet Saved at the Pureora Forest Thanks to her ResQLink 400 PLB
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Sara
SAR made contact with me (via blowing whistles) at 10:15pm and we walked 2 ½ hours out. I was surprisingly relaxed, apart from being upset about Frankie, I had full confidence in my PLB and knew they would get to me as soon as they could. (And I knew Frankie would do her best too). The team that rescued me were amazing, and were impressed with how prepared I was, and I was actually a bit proud of myself for being so prepared
Hunter Collapses after Quad Bike Incident. Thankfully, he had his ResQLink 400 PLB
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Jason
But as I pressed on, my body's protests grew louder, and the pain intensified. Eventually, I couldn't continue any longer. I collapsed on the track, and that's when the gravity of the situation hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew I was in trouble, stranded in the wilderness with my injuries.
Stranded Hiker Saved by ResQLink 400 PLB after Enduring Hard Fall and Hyperthermia
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Cat
As the temperature dropped around 11:50 pm, and the rain and wind picked up, I began showing signs of hypothermia. Fearing that no one would come before dawn in this weather, I made the tough decision to start walking when I had regained some energy.
Two Lives Saved by ResQLink VIEW RLS after unexpected Terrain leaves them Stranded
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Matthew
By early evening, close to exhaustion, shivering from the cold and soaked through, the realization hit me that I was in serious trouble and at risk of injury if I fell. Then, to my immense relief, I activated my PLB.
Four Travelers saved by GlobalFix™ V4 EPIRB after Powerful Storm leads to Sinking Ship
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Tyler
They continued making way on 1 motor as they constantly bailed working to keep the boat moving and afloat. After several more hours, the Coast Guard dispatched a 47-foot cutter to escort or tow them in, if needed. Once reaching the sinking vessel, (51 miles from shore) the Coast Guard instructed the captain to stop and attempted to put a pump on the sinking vessel. However, the vessel which had taken on too much water capsized and sank within minutes.
Adventurer Saved with ResQLink 400 after Challenging Terrain leads to fractured Neck
Posted on November 10, 2023 by Yuichi
In the end, we learned that David had a partial cervical fracture. Calling for rescue turned out to be the right decision, and we were glad to get him out of the challenging situation. Though our mission faced setbacks, we remained resilient, knowing that safety comes first in the great outdoors.