We believed in this project right from the beginning, fully funding the first beacons in 1996 with a grant of $260,000. It is estimated that the beacons have helped rescue more than 200 people. What used to be a search and rescue operation, has become a rescue operation.
Greg Wilson, an experienced bushman, has recently used a locator beacon, saving a man’s life. The Community Trust fully funded the first beacons.
“And he went from incoherence to unconsciousness within moments and I pulled the pin on my beacon and the helicopter came in within 30 minutes and flew him off to hospital."
Experienced Bushman and Life Saver