Hunting Party Lost and in Need of Rescue
Posted on February 13, 2023 by Josh
We have owned a Personal Locator Beacon for a number of years. It has been on lots of trips with us, just knowing it’s there is peace of mind. My sons have now got to the age where they are heading off on a hunting party without us. It’s peace of mind knowing that they have it with them.
One night in November, the boys headed off. It was foggy, drizzly, and cloudy with no moon. They went to a place they had been a few times, but with no moon to see any bearings, they later got disorientated.
After walking around for about 3 hours, they realized they were lost; with heavy rain starting to set in.
Mid Canterbury high country conditions are very severe and they started to quickly get cold. My eldest son had also badly sprained his ankle so they sat down, pulled the Personal Locator Beacon out and waited for rescue by local search teams at 2 in the morning.
Words of wisdom
If you are thinking about whether you should set off your PLB then you are in a situation where you need to use it
Thank you note
Thank You to ACR for making a very easy and simple to use safety device.
Lake Clearwater, Canterbury 7771, New Zealand
Local Search and Rescue
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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.
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