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Greenstone Track, Elfin Bay, Otago, New Zealand

-44.9387648°S, 168.3175113°E

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Sue

What happened?

The previous day I  had hiked for 8 hours over a mountain pass on a very hot day. Despite drinking lots I became dizzy and vomited when I reached the hut. A nurse, also tramping, helped me recover. On this day I continued hiking but after an hour became dizzy and was unable to continue. People with me activated my beacon.

Words of wisdom

After being unwell the day before, I should have stayed at the hut for a day to recover rather than continuing

Thank you note

Thanks for the beacon which worked perfectly. I have had it for nearly 5 years and done a lot of tramping in that time, and never needed it. It was great to know that it worked when I did!

Rescue location

Greenstone Track, Elfin Bay, Otago, New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

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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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