Real Life Scenario: Fishing on the Banks of Thredbo
Ever wondered what you would do if you were in trouble fishing or enjoying any other adventure sport? At Luksea, we hear lots of stories about close calls, where the Luksea wearable would have helped improve communication to get help faster.
To bring home how real these scenarios can be, we thought we'd share this incredible story from one of our supporters Cliff Evans - Owner of Evans fishing Tackle. Thanks for sharing Cliff!
It was 6am in the morning, during winter on the edge of the river banks of Thredbo - Australia's premier alpine destination in the Snowy Mountains. It was a cool, crisp -5 degrees and frost was everywhere to be seen.
As I walked along the river banks, I was searching for signs of trout. Suddenly, my right foot fell through a hollow between the rocks and became stuck. Before I could catch my breath, my left foot started to slide down the side of the bank. I was falling toward the river, however my right foot was trapped in the hollow and I ended up breaking my leg in the process.
Unfortunately I had been searching for trout alone and there was no one in sight. I knew that my leg was broken and I was in a great deal of pain, so I started to crawl towards the direction of where I had parked my car, which was approximately 3km away.
Crawling through the scrub, snow, ice and frost, with the pain of a broken leg which I was dragging along, I thought to myself "this is going to be one long day". Luckily, my son and a couple of his mates spotted me not too long after the incident and carried me back to the car.