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Trapped in Nature's Maze: The Unexpected Rescue of a Hiker
Posted on February 22, 2024 by Matt
I found my way through the boulder maze, taking several hours before realizing that my easy ridge line was impassable. The weather was worsening, and I was getting quite cold and wet. There was no safe way forward or back.
Drone Search Turns Dangerous: Stranded in Rugged Mountains, Dramatic PLB Rescue Ensues
Posted on January 26, 2024 by Garry
I eventually found a valley that led to the coordinates but there was no obvious route down so it was necessary to explore and route find. Even the best routes down were perilous with numerous slopes of snow, dead ends, dry falls and eventually a dead end ledge overlooking a 100 ft. fall.
Solo Adventurer's Peril: Ankle Sprain Strands Hiker in Remote Wilderness
Posted on January 26, 2024 by Rachel
After overcoming the most challenging sections and crossing potentially dangerous rivers, I was cruising, theoretically less than an hour away from the next hut. However, an unnoticed hole under the brush and a loud pop led to a quick change.
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.
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
Stranded Hiker Saved by ResQLink 400 PLB after Enduring Hard Fall and Hypothermia
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.
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.