Rescue Stories -2012

Two hikers, walking close to Big Pine Mountain in the Los Padres National Forest in California, were rescued thanks to their Fast Find 210 PLB. They had got in to difficulties after attempting to hike through snow; the cold and wet weather caused them both to start suffering from hypothermia.

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Two trampers, one with a broken ankle were rescued from a trail near Mount Taranaki in December 2012 in New Zealand's North Island after activating their Fastfind 211 PLB.

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McMurdo has helped save the lives of an injured couple in the Pacific Ocean after activitaing their Smartfind G5 EPIRB, when their boat capsized in a storm.

British yachtsman, 52 year old Stephen Jones and Tania Davies, 43 from New Zealand were making their way from Tonga to New Zealand when the storm struck on 7th November and their 38ft yacht, Windigo, capsized whilst battling 50mph winds and 30ft-high waves.

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Two women were rescued by helicopter after one of them was injured in a fall, while hiking between Kaweka and Kaimanawa near Napier, north Island, New Zealand.

"My friend and I were on our fourth day of an 8 day Kaweka-Kaimanawa tramp.  We are both experienced trampers and were well-equipped for winter tramping...

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