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Personal Locator Beacon Used in Flood Zone
Posted on March 13, 2023 by Ryan
At this point, I should have stopped and reconsidered my options of turning back and going up Spaniard Spur but I foolishly carried on. I have done a lot of trail running, including many river crossings so I am comfortable and confident with them, but I think that this actually worked against me as my risk tolerance was set far too high given I had a much heavier pack on my back that day.
Locator Beacon Used for Hiker Injury
Posted on February 27, 2023 by Graham
We were traveling along the track down a steep slippery section when my feet went from under me, sending me sliding down and my foot impacted with a tree trunk causing a significant injury to my ankle. My ankle was completely broken, and my foot attached to my leg only by tissue.
Lost and Exhausted Hiker Activates Their PLB
Posted on February 22, 2023 by Emily Thompson
I decided to try to get a better look so I hit ridge after ridge until 3 hours had past of me trying when I realized I was lost and not in a safe situation..
PLB Used for Trail-Runner Pinned Under Boulder
Posted on February 22, 2023 by Chris
I went over the lip of the boulder and it crushed me against the side of a glacier; locking me in from shoulders to hip. I tried making my goodbyes to my family.
Kepler Track, NZ PLB Activation
Posted on February 13, 2023 by Morgan
With bad weather once again approaching and being stuck on an exposed ridge, a decision to activate my PLB immediately was made.
Samaritan Gives Rescue to Injured Hiker
Posted on February 7, 2023 by Anonymous
"Ok, the ground team is coming down the fire trail now. Air support is also on there way. Please go back down to the victim and update."
PLB Saved Marathon Runner from Deadly Fall
Posted on February 1, 2023 by Virginia Pile
"I can still vividly hear the sheer panic in my sisters voice as I free-fell down the cliff..."
ResQLink+ Activated After a Slip From a Boulder
Posted on November 28, 2022 by Elli
She came over to help me back to my tent where my PLB was. On the way there I briefly fainted from the pain, but luckily I was caught before falling down completely.
Dangerous Flooding and Temperatures Dropping - PLB Aids in Rescue
Posted on November 10, 2022 by Meredith
Shortly after I could feel that water had made its way thru my gators and had soaked both of my boots. All of this was made worse by the fact that the trail was now flooding from the extreme amounts of rain.