Capsized in Strong Winds and Waves
|Product Name||ResQLink™ PLB|
|Date of Rescue||08/07/2017|
|Saved By||US Coast Guard|
|Beacon Purchased From||Hodges in 2014|
While cruise - camping along the outer banks of NC, I capsized in strong winds and waves losing my VHF radio and primary GPS . There was no cell phone service in this area. It took me approx 2 hours to right the boat in the waves and wind. While in the water I began having chest pains which worsened after getting back in the boat and setting an anchor. Realizing the chest pain was progressing I set off my PLB. Within three hours I was being air lifted to a local ER where I was then transferred to a cardiac care center hospital. After a cardiac catherization and medicine I should be fine. Thanks to an ACR PLB I am alive and well , here to boat and cruise again.
Continue the promotion. I never thought I would need a PLB . I had full survival gear and the ability to lay at anchor during bad weather but I had not anticipated a medical emergency .