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Rescues Highlight Value of Beacons

The rescue of eight trampers in four separate incidents in two days in New Zealand highlights the value of personal locator beacons.

Today three people were rescued from beside the Wanganui River, near Harihari on the West Coast, after being stranded by flood waters.

They activated their personal locator beacon at 4pm and the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) dispatched the Westpac rescue helicopter from Christchurch to pick up the party. Continue reading Rescues Highlight Value of Beacons