ResQLink VIEW PLB Saves Doctor from Shock after Severe Broken Ankle
Posted on November 8, 2023 by Rosario
In Calgary, Alberta, the Skrastins Outdoor Club is a community of over 250 outdoor enthusiasts who embrace nature’s beauty and the thrill of adventure. On a crisp September day in 2023, the club embarked on an exciting journey to explore the scenic Forget Me Not Ridge, situated in the southwest of the city. The outing was filled with good times and memorable moments that only nature could provide.
As the day drew to a close, we began our descent back to the waiting bus. However, the tranquil environment was abruptly shattered when one of our radios sprang to life, bringing news of an accident within the area. The atmosphere grew tense, but Rosario Sanchez, a dedicated club member and a doctor, demonstrated remarkable composure. She immediately recognized the severity of her situation, diagnosing herself with a broken ankle.
In an instant, the group rallied together, collecting vital information about Rosario’s injury and pinpointing her location. We activated our ResQLink PLB-425, a reliable emergency beacon. Within minutes, CFB Trenton, our designated emergency contact, was on the line, gathering crucial details about the situation. The efficiency of their communication and coordination set a powerful example of what a well-prepared team can achieve.
Kananaskis Search & Rescue, an invaluable link in this rescue chain, swiftly mobilized their resources. Upon arrival, their skilled team determined that a helicopter evacuation was the safest course of action. Remarkably, the required helicopter appeared promptly, airlifting Rosario to a waiting ground ambulance, which transported her to a Calgary hospital. The seamless teamwork and rapid response by all involved entities played a pivotal role in ensuring Rosario’s swift and successful evacuation.
Following the rescue, it was revealed that Rosario had suffered fractures in her ankle at three different locations. The time elapsed between her accident and the evacuation had left her in a state of shock. Nevertheless, due to the dependable performance of the ResQLink PLB-425 and the proficient response of the rescue team, Rosario is now on her path to recovery. Her resilience and the unity of our club members, along with the professional emergency services, will surely inspire more adventures in her future. Rosario eagerly anticipates rejoining her friends in the great outdoors, aiming for early 2024 to once again explore the beauty of nature.
Words of wisdom
Be safe and be careful. Wear proper hiking footwear, and look at the ground for hazards like rocks and roots. Also, the majority of our mishaps occur later in the day. Don’t hurry when you are tired.
Thank you note
Thank you, ACR. Your product performed exactly as advertised, and from a very remote area. We are ACR believers!
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Small but resilient, the ResQLink View has been professionally engineered and tested to ensure it can withstand even the harshest elements. This buoyant Personal Locator Beacon requires no subscription for use and includes a digital display providing live status and GPS coordinates. Whether on land, at sea, or in the air, trust that the ResQLink’s satellite precision and military durability, put rescue in the palm of your hands.**Based on test report from an accredited laboratory WARNING: PROP 65