Redpoint helps knife-wound victim with limb-saving evacuation from Mexico

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Applying a tourniquet in the mountains Josh Whitaker was guiding in Coahuila, Mexico, and using his knife when it slipped and punctured his leg. He was left with a gaping, rapidly bleeding wound in a remote ranch in the mountains. As Josh’s brother, Jason, controlled the bleeding with direct pressure, his team members with Worldwide […]

Ripcord helps motorcyclist with broken leg in Slovakia

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‘Once again, Ripcord made our lives as tour guides much easier’ A Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client, Jane, was motorcycling through Slovakia when she crashed and broke her leg. Her tour guides at Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures rushed her to the hospital in their support van. There, she received x-rays that determined she had fractured her […]

Ripcord medically evacuates client via helicopter in Namibia after bad fall from horse

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A helicopter and MRI, but no permanent injury Redpoint medically evacuated a Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance client from a remote ranch in Namibia after she fell from a galloping horse. The 39-year-old was horseback riding on a ranch in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia when she was ejected from the saddle. She hit the ground […]

Redpoint medically evacuates woman from Montana to Utah for heart procedure

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Heart condition requires medical evacuation Redpoint Resolutions medically evacuated a 23-year-old woman from Montana to Utah due to a life-threatening heart condition. The university student was working a summer job in the Helena, Montana, area when she felt palpitations and an elevated heart rate. Doctors there recommended that she receive an ICD – an implantable […]