ResQLink Aids Fisherman at Ngaruroro River, NZ
Posted on May 20, 2022 by Bob Jones
I was fly fishing with a friend on the Ngaruroro River located high in the Kaiweka Ranges in NZ. We had crossed the river a few times but got bluffed, which meant a climb up a steep cliff where I got my leg trapped between two tree roots, fell over and banged my head and at the time thought I’d dislocated my knee.
My friend helped me to a clearing and agreed it was too risky to go back to camp which was a way upstream. We both agreed to activate my ACR ResQLink. We lit a fire to dry and warm up, and waited for a rescue helicopter which arrived in about 40 minutes, I was advised that they were a bit late in arriving because all helicopter services in the area were busy. I was also advised that the ACR ResQLink beacon worked as it should with no issues. I was flown to helicopter’s company to wait for an ambulance to take me to Taupo hospital. I’m now waiting to see a knee specialist.
I recommend that anyone that’s into hiking, fishing, hunting, away from mobile phone coverage should always carry a personal locating beacon. With a doubt my ACR locator saved me from further injuries and stress.
Words of wisdom
Always carry a personal locating beacon especially when you are out of mobile phone coverage. ACR ResQLink 400 is my product of choice.
Thank you note
The store that I purchased my ACR personal locator is:
The Complete Outdoors
The main distributor is:
10 Farmhouse Road
Auckland 1072, New Zealand
Ngaruroro River, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Personal Locator Beacon PLB-400 with OLAS TAG KitGo to product details