Mission Brief: May 2018

May 2, 2018

Categories: In Action,

Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity. 


NEPAL – Provided medical support, advice and helicopter field rescue services to more than thirty climbers and trekkers during the peak Himalayan climbing season.  Injuries and illnesses included acute mountain sickness, trauma due to falls, orthopedic injuries and various infectious diseases.

UNITED KINGDOM – Provided medical support to the employee of a client organization who was suffering from skin lesions on the face.

SWITZERLAND – Facilitated the transportation of a member to a local hospital after sustaining a tibia/fibula fracture while skiing in Schonried.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND – Monitored the condition and supported the medical care of a member who suffered a seizure on Christmas Island, or Kiritimati, a small, remote island in the Pacific Ocean.

SPAIN – Assisted a member who was injured in a bicycling accident in Muro, Majorca.

THAILAND – Facilitated the medical care of a member who was suffering from pericardial effusion while in Udon Thani.

MONGOLIA – Assisted the employee of a client organization who sustained a laceration on the leg, which later became infected, from a chainsaw accident in the Gobi Desert.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – Facilitated medical care for a member who sustained serious injuries while biking on Isla de San Cristobal. Global Rescue transported the member to a hospital for immediate surgical intervention.

SPAIN – Arranged for a member to have a prescription refilled in Zaragoza.

SEYCHELLES – Provided medical advice to a member who injured his finger while sailing near Providence Atoll.

FLORIDA – Evacuated a member who was being treated for sepsis in Daytona Beach to his home hospital via air ambulance.

HAITI – Provided medical advice to two members who were working in Mirebalais, one suffering from symptoms of heat stress and one whose eyelids were swelling due to a possible insect bite.

NIGERIA – Performed a medical evacuation for an employee of a client organization whose appendix ruptured, requiring immediate surgery.

CHILE – Facilitated the medical care and transportation of a member who exhibited symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema while climbing Ojos Del Salado.

ARGENTINA – provided medical advice and recommendation to descend from Aconcagua to a member who suffered complications due to high blood pressure.

ISRAEL – Coordinated the medical repatriation of a member in Jerusalem who was suffering from pneumonia.

TANZANIA – Provided a medical evaluation for a member who was experiencing nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.


FRANCE – Advised a member who experienced complications while departing Nice due to widespread protests.

PERU – Provided assistance to a member who lost his passport while traveling in Cusco.

BRAZIL – Assisted an employee of a client organization who was detained by immigration in Sao Paulo.

NEW ZEALAND – Advised a member whose departing flight from Auckland was cancelled.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS – Provided assessments of the medical and security risks to clients and members in multiple locations including Africa and the Middle East.

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