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River

River

Medical emergency

Medical emergency

Thunder storm

Thunder storm

Sydney, Australia

-33.8688197°S, 151.2092955°E

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Giltrap

What happened?

Mick slipped on rocks while portaging his kayak around a nasty rapid, and broke both bones in his lower leg. The nearest road was at least 3 km away, over particularly rough ground. Phone coverage was nil, and wouldn’t be until you got to the road at best. Thus, given the terrain, a chopper was the only way out, and a PLB was the only option for contacting emergency services.

We set off the PLB immediately and sat tight, able to use the four non-injured in the party to keep him stable and engaged. We heard the happy sound of the helicopter a couple of hours later. A couple more hours and he was tucked up in hospital in Sydney. The rest of us enjoyed a shiver bivvy by the river and paddled out the next day.

Words of wisdom

Never leave home without your ACR beacon!

Thank you note

Thank you ACR!

Rescue location

Sydney, Australia

Rescue team

Other

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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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