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Thunder storm

Thunder storm

Hunting

Queenstown

-42.0811804°S, 145.5540562°E

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Darren

What happened?

While hunting on a ballot block during the red stag roar I fell down the side of a mountain while traversing a steep track. Thankfully i was stopped from a more severe drop by a tree, however i was left unable to move and was experiencing extreme pain in my back. The accident occurred at 2 pm. I activated my locator beacon and waited for help to arrive hoping that it had worked. It was getting dark and i thought that i was in for a night in the open.

At 6pm the rescue helicopters arrived and flew me to Queenstown hospital.

I had sustained back injuries and torn ligaments in my elbow. I spent the following 3 -6 months recovering from these injuries.

I’m going back this year and hope to keep both feet firmly on the ground.

Words of wisdom

hope to keep both feet firmly on the ground.

Thank you note

Rescue location

queenstown, au

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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