Kahurangi National Park 7073, New Zealand

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Kahurangi National Park 7073, New Zealand

Kahurangi National Park 7073, New Zealand
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Hiking

Hiking

Forest

Forest

Medical emergency

Medical emergency

Hiking

Kahurangi National Park 7073, New Zealand

-41.1154746°S, 172.4752757°E

Posted on June 14, 2020 by Anonymity Requested

What happened?

I was 4 days into a 7 day hike in the backcountry of New Zealand with 3 friends when i slipped and tore a medial ligament in my knee. I tried anti inflammatories overnight but the swelling did not go down and I was incapable of walking for 3 days through reasonably rugged and slippery country to get out. So having discussed it the night before and reassessed the injury the following morning we decided the best thing was to activate the PLB – especially as there was a space in front of the hut a helicopter could land – but most of the rest of the terrain we would be hiking through the next days would require me to be winched up if i tried to keep going but couldnt.

Words of wisdom

It is sometimes things that if they occurred around the home would not be that dramatic but when in the middle of the bush become serious (eg torn knee ligament or sprained ankle). A PLB is invaluable.

Thank you note

Thanks to the team at ACR – the beacon was light and easy to carry and the instructions on how to use it really easy.

Rescue location

Kahurangi National Park 7073, New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View. Learn More It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a buoyant, 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 survival situation, the ResQLink+ PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to more easily get you home safe and sound. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable!  
  • Buoyant
  • LED strobe light
  • Self Test
  • 66 Channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Antenna clip

WARNING: PROP 65

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