On Monday 4th June 2012 Dannevirke Hunt (Inc) activated their Personal Location Beacon (PLB) during a meet on a property on Wilder Road, Porangahau (approx. 40 kms south of Waipukurau).
A horse and rider had both comedowq while jumping and the female rider, who was in her 20's fell very heavily and was trapped under her horse.
No attempt was made to move her and the PLB was activated immediately. Two ambulances and Porangahau Police attended.
The Lowe Walker Rescue Helicopter arrived and airlifted the patient to HB Hospital.