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Global Rescue was selected by Red Bull Surfing to provide deployed medical support and medical evacuation assistance over a two-week period for its elite and pro-surfer athletes on board a boat traveling to various locations off the shores of Sumatra, Indonesia.
- Remote Indian Ocean location
- Limited resources at sea
- Dangerous activities
Global Rescue deployed a paramedic with a background in surfing and with an understanding of surfing injuries to accompany the Red Bull athletes throughout the trip. Almost daily, surfers received a variety of injuries that required medical treatment. Global Rescue provided emergency care and routine monitoring of these injuries enabling the athletes (who were under time constraints to complete their photo shoots and training) to return to the water expeditiously.
Throughout the trip, Global Rescue maintained aero medical evacuation assets in the region on alert to provide evacuation to a Global Rescue Center of Excellence in the region.
Under the direction of Global Rescue’s medical staff, Global Rescue’s deployed paramedic treated significant head and skin lacerations, orthopedic injuries, and enabled all injured Red Bull surfers to return to the water under appropriate supervision and guidance to complete their training.