Luck favors the prepared.
Find out how ACR enables life-saving rescues across the world.
PLB AIDS BACKPACKER AFTER FALL LEAVES HER INJURED IN THE FOREST
Posted on August 23, 2023 by Kathleen
I tripped on a root and fell hard. I knew immediately that something was wrong with my lower right leg near the ankle, but I thought I could carry on. I improvised a brace using a knee support band and attempted to hike further, leaning hard on my hiking pole. I only made it 50 feet or so up the trail before it became clear that I wasn't going to be able to get myself out. I thought about crawling back to the middle trailhead we'd passed, but I couldn't bend my foot or ankle due to the pain
ResQLink 400 Saves Hiker atop New Zealand's Paparoa Mountain Range
Posted on July 14, 2023 by Peter
We had rain, winds, & low clouds early morning on the 31st of May. I went out of the hut in these wet & windy conditions and fell on the stairs, breaking 2 ribs, damaging my shoulder blade and rotator cuff
A Solo Hiker's Rescue in Glenorchy Queenstown
Posted on June 12, 2023 by Karen
I don’t know what would’ve happened if she did not have the ACR ResQLink 400 beacon with her as she lives alone, and it would’ve been very late before anybody realized she hadn’t made it home.
Surviving the Blizzard: The Power of an ACR PLB
Posted on June 12, 2023 by Robert
Lost in a blizzard, battling hypothermia, and with their gear failing, the hikers' survival relied on the activation of their ACR PLB.
Solo Hiker's ACR PLB Activation Save Injured Cyclist
Posted on June 7, 2023 by Kerry
After listening for a while, I heard heard a group come around the same section, but this time there was a really knarly skid, followed by a low pitched thud, a shriek and then silence.
A Lifesaving Call: Activating ACR PLB to Rescue Injured Hiker
Posted on June 5, 2023 by German Backpacker Foreign Visitor
I took out my PLB and pushed the button. We also sent SOS messages via the Garmin Inreach to my emergency contact who were passing that info to SAR and initiating a Search and Rescue.
Hiker Activates PLB to Evade Pneumonia
Posted on April 24, 2023 by Glen
Two more days of hiking through challenging terrain was required to reach our planned exit point from the trail. Peter did not think I could safely make it, given my balance problems and breathing difficulties, and was concerned that I might end up with pneumonia if we stayed longer in the hut.
Hiker Unknowingly Saves Herself From A Fatal Heart Attack With PLB
Posted on April 3, 2023 by sharon
Somewhere in the darkness I had decided that there was no way I could walk out of here... not even retracing our steps.
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.