Rescues

Find out about the latest rescues

Over the years, McMurdo safety equipment has saved hundreds of lives all over the world both at sea and on land. Fishermen, yachtsmen, transatlantic rowers, Arctic explorers, hunters, hikers and more owe their lives to our products. You can read just some of these experiences here – browse through the list below, you can filter by year, or read stories about a particular region using the map.

Why not share your own McMurdo rescue story with everyone? If you have used one of our products to alert the rescue services in a life threatening situation then we’d love to hear about it. Simply click the link below to find out more. If we publish your story then we will replace your beacon free of charge!

I was out deer stalking around the back of Lake Sumner and managed to shoot one. Around 2.30 pm I started off on an unfamiliar down hill track towards the river. It was rough and bluffy.

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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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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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On the 2nd May 2013 two French hikers, holidaying in the Isle of Skye on Scotland's west coast, were rescued from the mountains after becoming disorientated in a storm.

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