Originally Posted by willk
Maxi - get yourself a PLB! The helos can DF you with the 121.5 Mhz signal. A smoke in hand is no harm, but the PLB is the weapon of choice...
Did one of your diver buddies have a bust arm seal? I think I remember that one...
I agree, and a new PLB is on the list for new boat kit,just like the thought of pocket sized back up, along with mini flares!-Yep The guy's were ok apart from Andy who's zip seal was faulty.Not from the cold,but lack of Bouyancey as his suit slowly filled.
The RNLI who computed where they SHOULD be, were looking completely in the wrong location,and the day was only saved by our regular dive charter skipper,John Walker ''Miss Pattie'' who relied on his intimate local knollege of the tides and went off on his own to find them,and did!
A bit of an insight is that apart from the fatigue they reckon they could have lasted alot longer if needed,and that they could SEE the rescue operation for most of thr time,with no way of signaling.