Story: Search and rescue

Emergency beacon

Man holding a yellow personal locator beacon.

A police search and rescue spokesman, Sherp Tucker, holds a personal locator beacon (PLB). 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 and Dan Clearwater, 'Search and rescue - Rescue equipment and techniques', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick and Dan Clearwater, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 27 Jul 2023 with assistance from Dan Clearwater