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Helicopter Rescue in Big Gun Pass

Name Mabel Mitchell
Product Name ResQLink PLB
Date of Rescue 02/27/2014
Saved By Tasmania Police Search and Rescue
Beacon Purchased From Outsports, Moorabbin, VIC, Australia
Lives Saved 1

Helicopter Rescue in Big Gun Pass. We were 6 days into a 10 day walk in the Du Cane Range, Tasmania, Australia. While climbing up Big Gun Pass a falling rock hit the ankle of one of our party. She was unable to put any weight on the ankle (the x-ray revealed it was broken in 2 places).

We activated our ACR ResQLink PLB and the helicopter arrived in less than 2 hours. It was a thankful reliefs as we were at least one and half days walking over pretty rough terrain from any help. On the steep slope and no track even getting the patient to somewhere flat to erect a tent would have been a daunting task.

Without our PLB this situation would have been very dire. Our bushwalking club purchased 2 of these PLBs for our remote walks. The ACR ResQLink PLB was selected because it is so light it does not take up any room in the pack.