PLB Saved Marathon Runner from Deadly Fall
Posted on February 1, 2023 by Virginia Pile
ACR ResQLink View PLB: The Christmas present that saved my life!
On a ultra marathon training run with my sister at Cameron Track on January the 4th. I slipped on a wet rock and fell nearly 10 meters down a cliff.
It felt like it happened in slow motion, but there was absolutely no stopping it. There was nothing to grab onto or slow down with.
I can still vividly hear the sheer panic in my sisters voice as I free-fell down the cliff. In her words, “You were like a bag of potatoes”. Landing on a sharp rock before bouncing onto another… thinking this is how it all ends.
Luckily I had my ResQLink PLB; which my sister activated. I was airlifted off the side of the cliff to Dunedin Hospital where I remained for a week.
I was incredibly lucky to walk away from this and be able to tell the story… but if it wasn’t for the ACR PLB I might not be here writing this.
IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE THAT IS ADVENTUROUS THE BEST POSSIBLE GIFT YOU CAN GET THEM IS A PLB, they really do save lives!!!!
Words of wisdom
- Always tell people of your plans
Thank you note
- Huge thanks to the team at ACR. With the accurate location it meant the rescue team could find me promptly
Cameron Valley Track, Otago 9382, New Zealand
Local Search and Rescue
ResQLink™ ViewGo to product details
Small but resilient, the ResQLink View 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 includes a digital display providing live status and GPS coordinates. 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.**Based on test report from an accredited laboratory WARNING: PROP 65