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Boat Sinking

Boat Sinking

Thunder storm

Thunder storm

Boating

Miami, FL

26.1275862°N, -80.2331036°W

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Krueger

What happened?

I had some friends in town who wanted to take a ride on my airboat in the Everglades. We left the ramp around 3:00pm for a two-hour ride. While returning, the airboat capsized in a turn and all four of us fell into the water. The boat was on it’s side so we climbed on top. Of the three phones we had on board, one was lost and the other two wouldn’t turn on after being submerged. We waited a little while to see if any other boats were in the area but after 30 minutes I retrieved my ACR ResQLink+ from my bag that was full of water. It was getting dark and I knew we would be out there all night with the mosquitoes and alligators so I deployed the antenna and pressed the button. My friends were very concerned until I told them that the beacon would summon search and rescue. They were further relieved when the sheriff’s office helicopter was overhead and lowered a bag with a VHF radio, water, bug repellent and an assortment of other items. Once the radio was in hand we were told that an airboat from their office was on it’s way. They had to travel a long way but after less than three hours after the capsizing we were on their boat and headed back to shore.

Here are links from the local media:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Tourists-Stranded-When-Airboat-Flips-281875781.html

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Rescue location

Plantaion, FL

Rescue team

Law Enforcement / Police

ResQLink™+

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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