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Mission Brief: January 2020


February 7, 2020
Categories: In Action

Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security and travel operations on a daily basis worldwide. Following are highlights from some of our most recent operations in various locations.

During December 2019 and January 2020, Global Rescue conducted nearly 300 on-the-ground and advisory operations in more than 50 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

Below is a snapshot of some of our most recent operations in various locations across the world.

Argentina

Provided dozens of medical evacuations and numerous medical advisory services for climbers attempting to summit Aconcagua, the highest (22,841 feet) mountain in outside of Asia. Members suffered frostbite, cardiac arrhythmia, snow blindness, and high-altitude pulmonary edema.

Canada

A backcountry skiing accident injured a member’s leg in remote British Columbia, Canada. Unable to ski out, a helicopter rescue and evacuation took place.

Chile

Global Rescue provided medical advisory and assistance for a member who was hurt while on a motorcycle tour through the Andes. After briefly losing consciousness, the member was alert but transported by ambulance to a hospital.

China

Provided medical advisory support and security intelligence for business and consumer members in multiple regions of China, including Wuhan, regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Nepal

Provided more than half a dozen medical advisory and evacuation services for members suffering from altitude sickness while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

South Africa

Provided medical advisory for a member experiencing intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, chills and back pain. Coordinated with local medical facilities to provide care and follow-up evaluations.

Tanzania

Offered medical advice for an individual suffering from an asthmatic attack triggered by a cold shortly before a planned expedition to Kilimanjaro.

United States

Provided medical advisory services for a member who fell 15 feet while climbing near South Lake Tahoe, California.

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