A client breaks her leg off the coast of Africa. Redpoint medically evacuates her and escorts her to Texas. 

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Escorted and assisted by paramedics A Redpoint client was aboard a boat off the shore of East Africa when a rogue wave slammed into the vessel and sent her flying. Later tests would reveal that she had fractured her femur in the fall. She was taken from the boat via inflatable raft to Assumption Island, […]

Redpoint evacuates Ripcord client struck with snow blindness in Himalayas

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‘Your operations team was ahead of the game’ A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client, Kevin Boyd, was trekking toward Mera Peak, in the Mt. Everest region, when he began to experience the painful symptoms of snow blindness. Redpoint staff dispatched a helicopter to evacuate him from the village of Khare, at about 15,000 feet, and […]

Ripcord reimburses $51K after illness interrupts a climb in Nepal

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Severe abdominal pain prompts medical evacuation and shortened climb up Cho Oyu A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client and her husband were climbing Cho Oyu, on the Nepal-Tibet border, when she felt sharp pains in her abdomen. Her husband, a physician, suspected an inflamed gall bladder, provided her with anti-inflammatory medication, and advised against any […]