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Medical emergency

Thunder storm

Thunder storm

Hiking

Oamaru, Otago

-45.0975118°S, 170.9704148°E

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Brown

What happened?

I was away on a scout tramp with approx 53 kids and 23 adult leaders. We were walking down a narrow river bed 250 meters from camp a fellow leader was on a slippery hill and lost his footing he slipped and smashed his knee on a rock and landed chest first on a tree root. when we managed to get him on the flat he was struggling to breath and was delirious. After patching his leg up we managed to carry him to camp. Using a Mountain Radio, we called St. Johns after telling them all the info including our coordinates and they sent the Westpac rescue helicopter. They had trouble finding us so the pilot asked us to activate a Beacon. Within 30 minutes the chopper was there. The crewman thanked me and said the beacon made their job so much easier. He was taken to the hospital and is now at home on the mend.

Words of wisdom

Always be prepared

Thank you note

Thank you ACR

Rescue location

Oamaru, Otago

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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