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Hiker in Grand Canyon Rescued thanks to Personal Locator Beacon
(10/10/2010)

On October 1, 2010 a rented Personal Locator Beacon was activated in the Grand Canyon. The PLB was rented to a Denver, CO man who was backpacking in the Grand Canyon.


New Year's Resolution - Enjoying the Outdoors?
(12/27/2007)

MUKILTEO, WA. December 27, 2007 Ė Whether itís Mother Nature stirring up an additional dose of extreme weather leaving you stranded or an injury limiting your ability to get help, a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is the best emergency rescue device available.


Rescue of Missing Hiker in North Cascades
(11/4/2007)

The recent rescue of Mary Hyde Wingfield after six days in a remote area of the North Cascades National Park illustrates how easy it is for a day hike to turn into a potentially life and death situation.


First Hand Account of Grand Canyon PLB Rescue
(7/30/2007)

An Indiana man recognizing he was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in the Grand Canyon with three companions was rescued by helicopter after activating his rented PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) on July 2nd. Read Jason Sherman's first hand account of the experience.


Rented PLB saves Hiker in Grand Canyon
(7/4/2007)

An Indiana man recognizing he was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in the Grand Canyon with three companions was rescued by helicopter after activating his rented PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) on July 2nd. This marks the first PLB rescue in the Grand Canyon. Recovering at the Flagstaff Medical Center, the hiker, Jason, is being treated for severe dehydration and the onset of renal failure.


More Public Awareness of PLBs Needed
(12/19/2006)

December 19, 2006 Ė Although Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) have been steadily increasing in popularity after being approved for use by individuals in the U.S. in July of 2003, many people still havenít heard about them or know what their purpose is.


First Land Rescue with a Rented PLB
(4/12/2006)

April 12, 2006 - The first rescue in the United States using a rented PLB (from PLB Rentals, LLC) helped to quickly locate 4 hikers in the Olympic National Forest. This was also the first rescue with the ACR TerraFix PLB.

 
 
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