Two trampers, one with a broken ankle were rescued from a trail near Mount Taranaki in December 2012 in New Zealand's North Island after activating their Fastfind 211 PLB.
In their own words:
"Holly + I were tramping the Around the Mountain circuit (Mt Taranaki) - a rather difficult 4 day tramp. We were at the beginning of day 2, and had just reached the stony river crossing - a slippery boulder strewn creek. Holly went first and luck was against her, jammed her foot in some rocks, lost her balance with a heavy pack and fell on top of her ankle - broke it!
We had no cellphone reception in an isolated area, and a minimum 4 hour tramp out to find it - leaving Holly behind to do so. Beacon saved our day, and within 2 hours a rescue chopper all the way from Palmerston North was winching us out. Amazing! We will take it everywhere we go from now on :) Holly is now the proud owner of a metal plate and 6 screws, and back home with her leg up ...a long summer stretches ahead of her."