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Medical emergency

Hunting

Waioeka, New Zealand

-38.0912157°S, 177.2866892°E

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Paul Speedy

What happened?

After a successful hunt we came out of the bush around midnight to see a big truck crashed and on its side in the middle of the road with a small fire behind the cab. We parked the car to hear a guy screaming for help. I ran over to see the driver on the road with one leg missing from the knee down and the other one mangled mess. 

After making a plan of attack my mate got some important kit together to leave me (emergency blankets etc) with and drove off to call for help. I activated my PLB and continued to assist the driver, I picked him up to move him away from the wreckage and fire and tied a tourniquet on each of his legs. Fuel was leaking out of the fuel tank and was running down the road past us so I picked him up again and moved him further away. Not long after the cab burst into flames engulfing the whole truck, tyres exploding, fuel tank blowing and setting surrounding trees on fire. 

The PLB had notified the emergency services and the had started planning the rescue. 

Words of wisdom

No matter your adventure, take a PLB with you! If it doesn’t save your life it may save someone else!!

Thank you note

Awesome work guys! We can’t thank you enough and the drivers whanau will be forever thankful. 

Rescue location

Waioeka, New Zealand

Rescue team

Law Enforcement / Police

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It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™ PLB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a 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 situation, the ResQLink PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites. PLBs have helped save thousands of people's lives. This Product Has Been Discontinued.    WARNING: PROP 65    

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