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Mangatepopo Camp 47, Taurewa, New Zealand
Lives saved

1

Off-road

Off-road

Forest

Forest

Medical emergency

Medical emergency

Off-road

Mangatepopo Camp 47, Taurewa, New Zealand

-39.073349°S, 175.562087°E

Posted on November 8, 2020 by Dave McKennie

What happened?

We were about 15 minutes into a quadbike club event when we needed to dig part of a track for safety. Three of the group of five had traversed the hazard when we were alerted to a rider collapsing. We returned back over the hazard to find our collegue on the ground. He was unresponsive. Two people quickly started CPR whilst I set off the PLB and attemped to get cell coverage. First responders were carried in by quadbike and they continued resusitation until the helicopter arrived with advanced EMS onboard. Unfortunately Dave did not survive and was declared at the scene. Whilst Dave did not servive, first responders were on the scene within 45 minutes and the helicopter about 20 minutes later. So we were confident that everything had been done in an effort to revive him.

Words of wisdom

Every person doing outdoor activities should ALWAYS carry a PLB. Shit happens.

Thank you note

The club would like to extend our gratitude to the ACR team for providing a product that is easy to use and ALWAYS gets a responce in our time of need.

Rescue location

Mangatepopo Camp 47, Taurewa, New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

ResQLink™

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