Otago rescue chopper, Huxley Valley

Otago rescue chopper, Huxley Valley

The Otago rescue chopper up the Huxley, called using an EPIRB (beacon) upon finding a party with an injured member requesting evacuation.

Chopper had spent 1hr searching up the wrong valley before finding us - a clear recommendation to purchase a GPS fitted model if you can afford it.



  • barry2 Takes the search out of search and rescue
    5 May 2011
  • Skiwio7 Skiwio7 Agreed! for the $200 odd difference in price, it saves a lot of time, money and occasionally lives. We (SAR) *love* the GPS enabled beacons ;)
    11 February 2009
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Added 27 January 2009 by madpom. 1 revision 27 January 2009 by madpommadpom.
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