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Boating

Orange Beach, AL, USA

30.2697033°N, -87.5867598°W

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Erica

What happened?

We were about 30 miles off shore, no sign of weather on chart plotter.  We noticed dark skies to our West and started to head back towards the pass. Unfortunately the weather caught up to us quickly and lightning was striking all around the boat.  Winds increased dramatically and seas became 5 to 6 feet within minutes with no time period in between   We have a 22 foot center console so it became pretty sketchy quick.  We put on our life vests and called for a mayday and activated the ResQlink.  I received a call within 10 minutes, however, we kept on and limped back in to the pass safely.  We were unsure how it was all going to play out and it was certainly comforting to know we had help immediately if needed it.

Words of wisdom

Never go out without all the necessary safety equipment! Resqlink is a must along with your waterproof cell phones, sat phone, vhf radio and life vests!!

Thank you note

Thank you!!  This product is awesome and give your comfort in knowing help is right in your hands!

Rescue location

Orange Beach, AL, USA

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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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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