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ResQLink Aids Fisherman at Ngaruroro River, NZ
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ResQLink Aids Fisherman at Ngaruroro River, NZ

-39.3839355°S, 176.3333604°E

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Bob Jones

What happened?

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

Cranford Street

Christchurch

New Zealand

The main distributor is:

Hutchwilco Ltd

10 Farmhouse Road 

Glen Innes

Auckland 1072, New Zealand

 

Rescue location

Ngaruroro River, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Rescue team

Law Enforcement / Police

Personal Locator Beacon PLB-400 with OLAS TAG Kit

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$389.95

Enjoy all adventures fearlessly. Whether at sea, on land, or in the air, trust that the ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon's satellite precision and military durability, put rescue in the palm of your hands. Simply Activate the ResQLink 400 by deploying the antenna, press the on button, and the beacon will do the rest for you by effortlessly guiding rescuers to within 100 meters or less of your position.     WARNING: PROP 65
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