Story: Search and rescue

Emergency beacon

Emergency beacon

A police search and rescue spokesman, Sherp Tucker, holds an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB). Police recommend that trampers carry such beacons, which can give the exact location in an emergency and make searchers’ jobs much easier.

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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