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Thunder storm

Thunder storm

Hiking

New Zealand

-40.900557°S, 174.885971°E

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Jocelyn

What happened?

We have been tramping for twenty years and only occasionally hired a locator beacon for longer walks. We decided to buy one and registered it only a couple of days before we started a tramp of the Greenstone/ Routeburn tracks. We walked in to the Greenstone Hut and on the morning of the next day Jocelyn slipped and broke her wrist in two places. This was very painful and Jocelyn was in a state of shock. We activated the beacon and were rescued by the air rescue team and flown to Invercargill Hospital where there was an operating theater should that be necessary. We are immensely grateful for the beacon as we would have been in a very difficult situation without it.

EPILOGUE
Thank you indeed for bringing about our rescue. We were in a very difficult situation and immensely relieved when the helicopter turned up

Words of wisdom

We are immensely grateful for the beacon as we would have been in a very difficult situation without it.

Thank you note

Thank you ACR.

Rescue location

New Zealand

Rescue team

Local Search and Rescue

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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