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Thread: Hunter rescued by helicopter after accidentally stabbing himself

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    Hunter rescued by helicopter after accidentally stabbing himself

    A hunter who accidentally stabbed himself while butchering his kill was airlifted to Waikato Hospital on Saturday night.

    A Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said the man in his late 30s was hypothermic and unable to move when the crew found him in rough terrain south of Hauturu, near Kawhia.

    He'd received a stab wound to his thigh while butchering a deer. He then activated an emergency locator beacon just before 10pm, which the rescue helicopter crew was able to trace using night vision goggles and infrared binoculars.

    After receiving medical attention, the hunter was winched off the riverbank and flown to Waikato Hospital.

    His hypothermia had been caused by lying partially in a river, the spokesperson said.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/100...abbing-himself
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    Not being able to move from a stab wound ? . Maybe a nicked artery ?
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    A subject we were talking in detail about last week down Haast.

    There weer no Deer in Hauturu way back in my days there.

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    How many of you/us have them and take them out into the wilds ??

    I do not
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    All hunting & Boating even working or plying out of cell range .Reminds me to check expiration date
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    Got one several years ago after doing some dumb shit down south that could have ended up badly wrong, and getting reamed by my hunting buddy for going off plan.
    Carry it all the time now.
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    Have one in my pack at all times, thinking of getting a second to live in the truck for when on the road out of cell reception but usually have my pack with me.

    Too easy to make a small mistake. Hunter was probably tired after a successful stalk / shoot with adrenaline wearing off....

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    I have a plb. Carry it in my bumbag. That way it's always accessable.

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    I have one. My family got it for me when I took up hunting. It goes with me whenever I go out on bushwalks too, even if I am not going off the beaten path. You never know when someone around you may have a medical emergency.
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    Have one and have used one...

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    I take mine on all hunts. Sits in my day pack... Probably should take it boating as on the water is where I am most likely to push the limits (being where I am most comfortable and experienced).
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    He then activated an emergency locator beacon just before 10pm, which the rescue helicopter crew was able to trace using night vision goggles and infrared binoculars.

    Great reporting again Stuff.🤔

    I have one....taken on most trips.

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    There was that guy in the Horace Walker area who lost his pack in a bad fall and couldn't access his plb. Ended up dragging himself for a couple off days.

    Since that I have always had my plb on my waist in a little belt pack. Its always on me while hunting or trapping. Its attached to the belt pack by a lanyard too, so it can't get lost.

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    I carry one, @$350 they Are a no brainer especially if your hunting solo.

    Good to hear that fella made it.
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    Yep, mine is in my emergency pouch which is always in bottom of pack. Also take that pouch when boating or anywhere else I'm going that's remote or no cell reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    There was that guy in the Horace Walker area who lost his pack in a bad fall and couldn't access his plb. Ended up dragging himself for a couple off days.

    Since that I have always had my plb on my waist in a little belt pack. Its always on me while hunting or trapping. Its attached to the belt pack by a lanyard too, so it can't get lost.
    I am the same. I have a day pack with all gear etc in it. However on my belt at all times I have a cactus pouch that houses my PLB, a nut bar, a lighter, bandage, pocket knife and a survival bag.

    My thought is if i dump a bag for a climb to an animal and something goes wrong it is not much use having the PLB and survival bag 200m away down the hill. The pouch weighs nothing and i wouldnt be without it
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