Unnamed Road, Blanding, UT 84511, USA

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Unnamed Road, Blanding, UT 84511, USA

37.6034842°N, -109.4824918°W

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Marlow

What happened?

Hiking in the former Bears Ears National Monument (more specifically, Utah’s Grand Gulch) with group of friends. One of our group stumbled and found that she couldn’t put any weight on her right foot. We were in a deep canyon, about 7 miles from the trailhead. We thought about carrying her out, but dismissed that because of our full packs, survivor’s weight, and distance involved.

Activated PLB and waited. Had 2 PLBs among the group, and had seen a film at the ranger station the day before about unnecessary activations. So activated the second PLB with the thought that nobody would consider 2 PLBs a false alarm.

Also sent 3 hikers back towards the trail head for help, with two others waiting with survivor.

2 hours later, helicopter arrived and carried survivor to hospital in Moab. Broken fibula in right leg, torn ligaments in left leg.

Words of wisdom

Carry a PLB. And be in a place where the rescuers can find you. Our rescuers did not use the 121 MHz homing beacon to find us.

Thank you note

Great product as part of great rescue system.

Rescue location

Unnamed Road, Blanding, UT 84511, USA

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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This product has been replaced by the ResQLink View.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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