The podcast “Rescue” by Sony Music Entertainment, hosted by survival expert Donny Dust, brings us incredible stories of daring rescues from around the world, including the recent episode featuring the harrowing rescue of engineer Malcolm Roberts in Antarctica.
In April 2015, Roberts reported to the sickbay of the Halley Research Station, operated by the British Antarctic Survey, feeling faint and vomiting blood. It was discovered that he was suffering from a large gastric bleed, and he needed immediate medical attention. However, the remote location of the research station on an ice shelf in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea presented significant challenges for a rescue mission.
With the average temperature at -20 degrees Celsius and the closest help in Chile, 40 hours of flight time away, a medevac seemed nearly impossible due to the impending winter weather. The rescue team faced obstacles such as volcanoes, sleep deprivation, and refueling issues. Despite these challenges, Roberts eventually made a full recovery, but the journey was emotionally taxing for everyone involved.
“Rescue” delves into stories like Roberts’ and explores how extreme rescues are executed in various scenarios, such as miners trapped underground or climbers stuck on high peaks. The podcast features firsthand accounts from the individuals who made these daring rescues possible, as well as experts in search and rescue operations.
With its 20-episode run, “Rescue” offers a captivating insight into the world of extraordinary rescue missions. It is available on Apple Podcasts, providing a platform for individuals passionate about the environment to engage with these awe-inspiring stories.