Ripcord to the Rescue: Travel Risk Security Company Extracts Client Under Fire in African Jungle

A hunter under machine gun fire from a cult in the Central African Republic called on travel risk company Ripcord to bail him out.

If you’re an adventurous traveler—and we’re going to assume you are if you’re visiting this site—we wanted to give you a heads up on a San Mateo, Calif.-based outfit called Ripcord. These folks offer a program that gives you 24/7 access to medical and security pros, along with top-notch evacuation, rescue and travel insurance benefits like trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost baggage, primary medical expense coverage and more for your next excursion.

Basically, let’s say you’re injured, ill or in a dangerous situation far from home. You can give Ripcord a call and they’ll bail you out safely. Ripcord is a part of Redpoint Resolutions, a medical and travel risk security company owned and operated by special operations veterans and physicians.

To give you an idea of what these guys are capable of, watch the video above. It features Ripcord client Scott Limmer. While on a hunt in the Central African Republic, Limmer was suddenly attacked by nine armed soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army, a cult that operates in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Congo. They are perhaps best known for their leader, Joseph Kony.

Fortunately, Limmer was able to make contact with Ripcord via a two-way satellite device, and they extracted him from the jungle in a twin-prop airplane.

For more information about Ripcord, check out ripcordrescuetravelinsurance.com.