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The latest organization to team with Global Rescue is the company that owns both Nervous Waters (www.nervouswaters.com) and David Denies Wingshooting (www .daviddenies.com). Collectively, these two companies are considered to be the largest operator of luxury fishing and hunting lodges in the world. Global Rescue is the medical and security evacuation service that responds to clients’ needs from point of injury, illness, or threat worldwide.
Nervous Waters owns Kau Tapen Lodge, Villa Maria Lodge, Bella Vista Lodge, and Pira Lodge in Argentina; Futa Lodge in Chile; and Bairs Lodge and Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas.
Nervous Waters has also made a major investment in Black Fly Lodge in the Bahamas. See the report elsewhere in this issue. David Denies Wing shooting owns Picazuro, La Dormida, and Montaraz lodges in the Argentine province of Cordoba; Jacana Lodge and Los Crestones lodges in Buenos Aires; plus San Juan Lodge in Uruguay. Nervous Waters CEO Fernando de las Carreras says he decided to offer Global Rescue to all of his sporting clients because it’s a service he has chosen for himself and for his family when they travel. “It only seemed right to offer this same service to my clients,” de las Carreras told The Angling Report last month. “As a lodge owner, it also simply makes sense for me to try to get all of my clients signed up for a service that includes immediate 24/7 access by phone to critical care paramedics, with telemedicine support from over 1,200 specialists at Johns Hopkins, one of America’s leading hospitals. And, if a medical evacuation is ever needed, it’s comforting to know that my clients will have a company behind them that can provide a field rescue from even the most remote of locations. After many years of searching, I am convinced I have found the right company to partner with in this area.”
De las Carreras says he will begin urging all booked clients to sign up for Global Rescue in the near future. A description of the company’s service, with details such as cost, will begin to appear on booking paperwork soon. Interested clients will be able to click through and order the service directly from the Global Rescue Web site.
Offering medical evacuation to fishing clients is fast becoming a best practice in the angling and hunting fields. Most major agents and outfitters now have a relationship with Global Rescue, and the reasons are easy to understand. With medically staffed jets costing upward of $7,000 an hour to operate, traveling without a medical evacuation membership exposes one to huge financial risk, plus it increases the chances that an illness or injury will become life threatening. A short-term membership (one week) costs only $119. An annual membership costs $329. More details are available at www.globalrescue.com or 617-459-4200.