In late June 2013 Peter Conroy was trekking with his wife and daughter in the Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory, Australia; while walking he slid off a boulder and suffered head injuries and a fractured arm. Using just his uninjured arm he managed to climb up two waterfalls to reach his camp where his eight other companions were. As he was not in a fit state to complete his trek they decided to activate his Fast Find 211 personal locator beacon to summon help.
McMurdo has equipped the crew of a boat racing in the 2013 Transpacific (Transpac) Yacht Race with the company’s Smartfind S20 Survivor Recovery System (SRS).
The Tritium Racing entry, a 73-foot trimaran, left Los Angeles on Saturday (July 13) and is attempting to break the record of 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds for the 2,225 nautical mile race to Honolulu. The Transpac dates to 1906 and is held every two years.
Two brothers were both rescued seperately after two different life threatening incidents on the same hunting trip in a remote part of South Island, New Zealand. In their own words here are their stories:
McMurdo has announced the launch of its innovative new Personal AIS beacon, the Smartfind S20.