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Canoe Trip Cut Short by Broken Arm

46.166422008416°N, -81.239229202271°W

Posted on August 2, 2022 by Julia

What happened?

There is nothing I enjoy more than exploring wilderness areas with my canoe, and most of the time I paddle and camp solo. I was so excited to be starting a 12 day paddling route in stunning Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario.

Area the Helicopter Landed

While setting up camp for my second night, I slipped on a rock to the shore and broke my arm. Denial and disbelief led to the realization that there was no cell reception or other people in the area, and that this was serious, I was not going to get out on my own. PLB SOS button for the win!

Shoreline of Provincial Park

Within hours, an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter found me and was able to touch down right at the site. The officers were amazing! They made sure I was safe,  had what I needed, and I was flown directly to the nearest hospital.

I also need to commend the communication between the OPP (the Provincial Park), and my contact person in regards to my family being informed that I was found, was okay and that they had me. Such a relief to know that all the pieces of this rescue ‘system’ from the beacon to those that came to assist, works. 

Words of wisdom

Just in case plans work when you need them, always have one!

Thank you note

Grateful for a product that works when no other avenues of reaching out for help can.

Rescue location

86RW5Q86+H8

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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