You still need a visual signal for rescuers to find you as shown once again by this incident in Colorado where they knew his location (GPS/EPIRB) position, yet it still took 2 days to find him! (Your head is the size of a rock on land or a coconut in the water – both nearly impossible to see.) A signal mirror (requiring active manipulation and sunlight) saved him. The passive/continuous See Rescue Streamer would have also been useful.
#SeeRescueStreamer performed well at the North Pole. Thanks Dr. Jonas Vibell – glad you made it back!
#SeeRescueStreamer was well received in Geneva, Switzerland during the corporate jet event #ebace. It makes sense that the valuable occupants of high-end corporate jets would want the same protection that military aviators around the globe now rely on when it comes to emergency signaling on water or land. Thanks #CRS for getting the word out.
Time Warner Cable commercial, fulfillment via Amazon (30 seconds), featuring drone “before/after”” footage. Military-approved and adopted SEE RESCUE STREAMER for locating people that are lost at sea or on land.
“See/Rescue®Streamer is a patented, compact fluorescent orange streamer that can help a downed pilot attract the attention of rescuers in the water or on land during the day or night. The device is available in pouch or holster versions and opens into a 25-ft-long, 6-in.-wide polyethylene streamer that was visible 1.3 mi. away at a search altitude of 1,500 ft. during Navy tests. The larger See/Rescue®Streamer uses the same technology but is 40 ft. long and is available in widths of 6 and 11 in. www.SeeRescueStreamer.com”
Honored to have the Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe Hokule’a carry SEE/RESCUE Streamers on their voyage around the world! http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/19/hokule%CA%BBa-the-journey-begins/
Any Search-and-Rescue veteran will tell you that it can be impossible to spot a lost or injured soul from the air. Smoke bombs and flares are commonly flashy ways to get noticed by the higher-ups, but they tend to fizzle quickly. So forget the pyrotechnics and go with something low-tech enough to work with certitude: the SEE/RESCUE ($68-$98; www.SeeRescueStreamer.com ). It’s an unmistakably orange polyethylene streamer that turns a capsized boater or stranded hiker into a 40-foot neon exclamation point. It has decidedly few other features, but it does float, and plastic struts keep it up from tangling – and thus becoming less visible. Packed in a handy reflective silver pouch, the boating oriented unit clips to a life vest and comes in various widths weighing from 6 to 14 ounces, depending on how risky you’re feeling. The pocket version, which is smaller at 6 inches by 25 feet and 6 ounces, suits land use and comes rolled tight in a either a holster or pouch. In either case, it’s an easy way to get noticed. –DOUGLAS GANTENBEIN
Louie Zamperini’s movie finally being made. Trailer aired during the Olympics! He was flown over and NOT SEEN repeatedly during his 47 days lost as sea in a raft! View Movie Trailer