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ResQLink+ Activated After a Slip From a Boulder

-39.0646088°S, 146.4322182°E

Posted on November 28, 2022 by Elli

What happened?

I was out on a hiking trip on the southern circuit in Wilson’s Promontory. At Little Waterloo Bay, I went to the beach and scrambled over some boulders to have a nice spot to eat. On my way back to the campsite, I slipped on a wet boulder and broke my upper right arm (the x-ray later revealed that the humerus was shattered into multiple pieces).

I was behind a boulder where no one could see me and couldn’t safely get up. Calling for help didn’t get any response. I ended up scooting around the boulder until I could see a woman on the beach. She came over to help me back to my tent where my PLB was. On the way there I briefly fainted from the pain, but luckily I was caught before falling down completely.

Back at my tent, I was wrapped up in my blanket on my insulation pad while the PLB was set off and my stuff was packed up. There was also a family and 2 friends from the person who helped me while waiting. One walked off to contact 000 and relay to them what happened. After 5 hours and discussions with the paramedics about me possibly walking an hour to the 4WD track to meet the ambulance (which I would have been unable to do due to the pain), a helicopter finally came to collect me from the beach. I was immensely relieved at that point knowing that I was now in medical hands.

I am very grateful for the 3 women who helped me, as well as the family who provided additional support until the paramedics arrived.

Words of wisdom

If you feel a situation could turn dangerous, remove yourself from the situation. 30 min before I slipped I thought about the fact that the boulders were slippery and could result in an accident…
Also, ALWAYS carry your PLB on your person when in an area with no phone reception!

Thank you note

I was very relieved when my PLB was activated, knowing that rescue would be on their way.

Rescue location

Little Waterloo Bay Hikers Camp, Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960, Australia

Rescue team

Good Samaritan

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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

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