Source Of False Beacon Alarms Discovered

Mar 4, 2010
Outside Magazine

A confusing and frustrating rescue mission has come to an end after two months, as reported by The owner of a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) unwittingly triggered several (9 to be exact) false rescue searches in a 30 day period. The unidentified male had no idea that he was notifying law enforcement and rescue teams of his alleged distress every time he turned the device on. Thankfully, no harsh feelings remain. Want to be safe on your expeditions without the same results? Check out our favorite backcountry tools. Just please read the instructions before you start using them.

--Aurora Wingard

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