Story: Search and rescue

Radio communications (1st of 2)

Radio communications

Two men use a radio during the search for lost tramper Stanley Vial, in February 1951. After the Second World War, search and rescue teams began to use radios. But in the 1950s the equipment was primitive and too heavy to be carried far.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - Rescue equipment and techniques', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007