ResQLink 400 Activated In Medical Emergency in NZ
Posted on June 2, 2022 by Deborah
I had nearly finished a 4 day hike with a group of friends from my home town. We had had spectacular weather and views for the whole walk.
Then, only 90 minutes before the end, I stepped off a swing bridge and due to the uneven ground, the way I fell and the weight of my backpack I dislocated my hip. I was in immediate pain and unable to move. Fortunately my friends were able to access my ResQLink 400 beacon and set it off. The medic had to be winched down as the helicopter could not land.
It took quite a while to stabilise me, get me pain free and into a place where I could be winched into the helicopter. Then it was off to hospital where it took 3 attempts to reduce my hip and get it back into it’s rightful position. Such a relief.
I will always be so grateful to the Search and Rescue people, and friends, their care and support was amazing.
All is good now, just some rehabilitation before anymore outdoor adventures.
Words of wisdom
Always carry a PLB and have it easily accessible whatever you are doing. The simplest of activities can easily become critical.
Thank you note
I was so pleased to have purchased my PLB and have it with me when I needed it. Thanks to the ACR Team.
Kepler Track, Southland, New Zealand
Local Search and Rescue
ResQLink™ 400Go to product details
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