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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.

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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.

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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:

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McMurdo has announced the launch of its innovative new Personal AIS beacon, the Smartfind S20.

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