July 2, 2016

WELL, THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY YOU KNOW: High tech communications and helicopters combined for a daring rescue in the middle of the Central African Republic.

Using a Delorme inReach satellite device while being shot at by armed guerrillas of the Lord’s Resistance Army, two travelers contacted RedPoint Resolutions which arranged for a helicopter pick up point, and Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance sent the helicopter for a speedy and safe departure.  Movies have been based on less.

We’re proud to have Ripcord as a sponsor of Bullet and Bourbon 2016. But we think this was pretty cool even if they weren’t sponsors.

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