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Ngunguru River

-35.6279848°S, 174.5065133°E

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Raitt

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Myself and 6 friends were tramping locally after getting permission of a local farmer. We were exploring the headwaters of the Ngunguru river. The terrain was steep in places. I began following the steep top edge of a stream bed a long way back from the edge but in thick knee deep vegetation. I suddenly fell sideways 3 meters into what was a sinkhole or cut in from the stream, landing on my back onto a large rock. Extremely painful. I crawled along the stream bed in agony to more open ground where my friend could reach me. I got someone to activate my PLB. I was immobile in agony. I was eventually located by helicopter, a stretcher lowered, winched up into it an d taken to Whangarei Hospital. I had broken my back Lumbar 1 vertebrae. After 3 months recovery still having trouble with back.

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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