[June 28, 2020, Scotland] 77 year-old George McGowan saved himself after a motorbike crash by flashing a police helicopter with reflected sunlight off the broken mirror from his bike. He spent 24 hours outdoors.

Safe, OAP biker who was lost for 24 hours... then found in a flash

Quotes from the Scottish Daily Mail:

"But luckily, quick-thinking George McGowan had seen the police helicopter as it searched for him, and snatched the broken wing mirror from his motor­bike to catch the sun and signal the pilot.

"The helicopter pilot {said} had he not done that they wouldn’t have seen him."

"Karen McGowan, a member of Mr McGowan’s family, thanked those who had taken part in the rescue, and said he was recovering in hospital."

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A signal mirror should backup a radio distress signal, like a 406 MHz PLB (ACR PLB) (Ocean Signal PLB)