News from Global Rescue – Rescues from Around the Globe

 Dear Anglers, 

I trust that you all are enjoying a successful start to 2013. It has been a busy winter here at Global Rescue and over the past few months, our operations personnel have deployed in support of Global Rescue members in France, Burma, Uganda andQatar. 

In January, we were excited to further strengthen our ties with the angling community through a new partnership with IGFA. In March, Outside Magazine cemented our growing value within the greater travel community with our second Travel Award in as many years. 

 No matter where your clients are headed this year, send them there with confidence that if an emergency occurs, Global Rescue will be standing by to assist.

 As always, call or email with any questions. 

 Tight Lines,

August Felix 




Injured Global Rescue members evacuated after Burma plane crashEmergencies can happen at any time, and Christmas Day is no exception. Global Rescue was ready to respond when two of our members found themselves caught in a life threatening incident while on vacation inBurma(Myanmar). Our Operations Team was notified that a plane had crashed just short of the runway at Heho airport, near the tourist destination ofInleLake, and that there were multiple casualties, amongst them a husband and wife who were Global Rescue members. Global Rescue personnel immediately began putting the wheels in motion for the required evacuation to suitable medical care. Read More


Global Rescue deploys to Uganda for member with cerebral malariaSometimes innocuous, seemingly harmless symptoms can be harbingers of something much, much worse. The member in question was in good health before the onset of seemingly minor symptoms. He initially experienced minor headaches and a low-grade fever, but felt well enough to return to work the day after he experienced them. However, the seriousness of his condition was revealed when a colleague found him unresponsive on the floor that evening.  As he entered the room, he watched as the member suffered from a series of seizures. He quickly alerted the hotel staff who called an ambulance which immediately rushed the member to a hospital inKampala,Ugandafor medical attention. Shortly thereafter, Global Rescue was notified and scrambled a medical team and aircraft fromNairobito transport him to a facility better equipped to handle critical patients.  Unconscious with his vital signs deteriorating, it was clear that the member may not survive the transport.    Read More




Get Backup | Outside Magazine recommends Global Rescue in 2013 Travel AwardsWe are excited to announce that for the second year running Global Rescue has been singled out in the Outside Magazine 2013 Travel Awards.To select this year’s awards, Outside tapped their global network of correspondents, who spent months on the road traveling from thePhilippinestoSwitzerlandtoNamibiaand then some. Under the title ‘Get Backup’, Outside advised:

 “If you’re going somewhere risky, consider Global Rescue, which offers evacuations services for members of its international medical and security coverage (from $119 per trip; Better yet, the company now offers members safety updates on every country – making it a better source of information than the State Department’s travel warnings, which can be six months old.”

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Global Rescue partners with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA)Global Rescue is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Game Fish Association, a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible and ethical angling practices. As the ‘Official Emergency Medical and Evacuation Provider’ of IGFA, Global Rescue will offer the organization’s members and their families a choice of memberships, which include advisory, field rescue and evacuation services, in both medical and security emergencies.”We are proud to have chosen Global Rescue as the ‘Official Emergency Medical and Evacuation Provider’ of the IGFA and its members,” said Mike Myatt, IGFA Chief Operating Officer. Read More


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