Hunter Collapses after Quad Bike Incident. Thankfully, he had his ResQLink 400 PLB

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Hunter Collapses after Quad Bike Incident. Thankfully, he had his ResQLink 400 PLB

Hunter Collapses after Quad Bike Incident. Thankfully, he had his ResQLink 400 PLB
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Hunter Collapses after Quad Bike Incident. Thankfully, he had his ResQLink 400 PLB

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Posted on November 10, 2023 by Jason

What happened?

On the 11th of June 2023, I found myself on a hunting trip in the Mungapurua Valley. The clock read 5:30 PM, and that’s when disaster struck.

My quad bike veered off the track and tumbled about 6 meters down the slope. The impact left me with a fractured rib, and my arms and legs were battered and bruised.

At first, I didn’t fully grasp the extent of my injuries. I tried to walk out, clinging to the hope that someone would come by and offer me a lift.

For nearly two hours, I trudged along the rugged terrain, determined to make my way back to safety.

But as I pressed on, my body’s protests grew louder, and the pain intensified.

Eventually, I couldn’t continue any longer. I collapsed on the track, and that’s when the gravity of the situation hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew I was in trouble, stranded in the wilderness with my injuries.

It was at that moment of desperation that I reached for my ACR ResQLink 400 PLB (Personal Locator Beacon).

With a sense of urgency and a realization that I couldn’t rely on chance alone, I activated it and awaited rescue.

The hours that followed were a mixture of anxiety and hope, as I clung to the knowledge that help was on the way. That experience taught me a valuable lesson. I’ll never venture into the wilderness without a PLB again. It was a lifeline that ensured my safety, and I will forever be grateful for its role in my rescue.

Words of wisdom

Always carry a plb or epib.

it may just save your life

Thank you note

A big Thank You to the team at ARC, keep up the great work. These units truly save lives

Rescue location

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Track, Ruatiti, New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™ 400

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$369.95

Small but resilient, the ResQLink 400 has been professionally engineered and tested to ensure it can withstand even the harshest elements. This buoyant Personal Locator Beacon requires no subscription for use and can be utilized to enhance your safety in a wide variety of environments. Whether on land, at sea, or in the air, trust that the ResQLink’s satellite precision and military durability, put rescue in the palm of your hands.

 

Features and Benefits:

  • No Subscription Required
  • GPS and Galileo GNSS
  • Built-In Buoyancy
  • Strobe and Infrared Strobe
  • Global Coverage
  • MEOSAR Compatible
  • Small and lightweight
  • 5-year battery life
  • 24+ hours Operational Life**
  • Multi-function Clip System Included
**Based on test report from an accredited laboratory   WARNING: PROP 65   
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