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Sea of Cortez , Mexico

26.7312935°N, -110.7122465°W

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Autumn

What happened?

I was weathering Hurricane Odile in the Sea of Cortez when a gust registering 125kts finally broke the anchor chain that was holding my boat. The sailboat was swept across the harbor and it beached on a sandy shore, covered with mangroves. I knew that the boat might be swept back out into deeper water when the wind shifted, so I tried to get out onto the bow to set another anchor that I had stored below.

The wind, rain, and waves were raking the boat as it lay beached there and in the process of trying to set the other anchor, I was swept from the deck of the ship. I tried to swim back towards the boat, but the wind and waves were far too strong and I climbed up into the mangroves to try and take some shelter. It was totally dark, I couldn’t see anything because of the blinding rain, and I had no idea where I was.

I had my ResQLink+ in my life jacket and activated it immediately. My location and information were sent to Mexican Search and Rescue authorities and after a long night of hurricane force winds battering me in the mangroves, a boat made it out and rescued me from the beach.

Words of wisdom

I will never be on the water without my ResQlink

Thank you note

Thank you ACR.

Rescue location

Sea of Cortez , Mexico

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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