Another signal mirror assist from exactly a year ago, reported last November, but I only spotted tonight:

ATV flipped over in East Oregon offroad, breaking the rider's neck. His companion triggered his Ocean Signal PLB.

"After what felt like an eternity, the distinctive thumping of a helicopterís rotors filled the air. I frantically waved the mirror, and with a flash of sunlight, the helicopter zeroed in on our position."

"The pilot informed me that they had received the beacon signal, and it was the beacon that got them close to us."

"Thanks to the beacon, my mirror, and the incredible dedication of the emergency crews, my friend Bill survived against all odds."

Full story here:

Edited by rafowell (05/26/24 05:24 AM)
A signal mirror should backup a radio distress signal, like a 406 MHz PLB (ACR PLB) (Ocean Signal PLB)