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Brinkley's Bluff, Burt Plain NT, Australia

Brinkley's Bluff, Burt Plain NT, Australia
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Medical emergency

Medical emergency

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Brinkley's Bluff, Burt Plain NT, Australia

-23.7166667°S, 133.4°E

Posted on August 17, 2020 by Mark Camillo

What happened?

My wife and I were trekking the central Australian desert. While getting to the summit of the 1200m high Brinkley’s Bluff, I lost my balance on some rocks, and fell backwards. 

This caused a severe laceration to my head and a concussion.

My wife and some good Samaritans stemmed the bleeding and activated our ACR ResQlink PLB,

Within 90 minutes a rescue chopper with a paramedic aboard had arrived and flew me to the hospital, where I was stapled up and successfully recovered.

Words of wisdom

Always carry an ACR PLB when trekking, even for the short day walks, because things can go wrong very quickly, and in the most inconvenient of places!

Thank you note

Thank you ACR team without your amazing technology I’m not sure I would be sitting here so well today. Keep up the great work.

Rescue location

Brinkley's Bluff, Burt Plain NT, Australia

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™

Go to product details

It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™ PLB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a 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 situation, the ResQLink PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites. PLBs have helped save thousands of people's lives. This Product Has Been Discontinued.    WARNING: PROP 65    

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