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Poulter River

-42.9645477°S, 171.8879752°E

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Crowe

What happened?

My crew of four working in the Poulter River area on a species recovery project experienced an extreme weather event. Crews were separated by a river but in scheduled radio contact. A missed radio schedule and continued deteriorating conditions meant that the whereabouts of one crew was unknown and at risk from rising water. High river water prevented crews from reaching the hut and given the missed radio schedule and weather conditions the decision was made to activate the beacon. A rescue was initiated at first light by Rescue Coordination Center. Both crews were well equipped, had built shelters and lit fires in difficult conditions showing a high level of skill and good decision making. Well done team!

Words of wisdom

High river water prevented crews from reaching the hut and given the missed radio schedule and weather conditions the decision was made to activate the beacon. 

Thank you note

Thank you ACR!

Rescue location

Poulter River

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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