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SPOT Ambassador Trip Jennings to Appear on National Geographic Channel

tripheadshot_thumb.jpgDon’t miss the first kayak descent of the Lower Congo Rapids, the highest volume rapids in the world at 1.25 million cubic feet per second. SPOT Ambassador Trip Jennings will appear on the National Geographic Channel show Explorer: "Monster Fish of the Congo”, which tells the tale of this epic adventure to explore the Congo River, its people and its species.

Be sure to tune in on February 10 at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. (PST) or 10 p.m. (EST).

 

What would more water than the Mississippi at flood, raging between cliffs only 1000 feet apart look like? What would paddling huge whitewater in a country at war with only a few hundred miles of paved road feel like? Could a team of kayakers handle bringing 150 pounds of scientific equipment on a 5-day first descent? What discoveries could this team of kayakers make while collaborating with some of the worlds best hydrologists and biologists?

At 1.25 million cubic feet per second, the Lower Congo Rapids are the highest volume rapids in the world.

During the summer of 2008 a team of kayakers from the Epicocity Project (www.epicocity.com) set out to answer these questions and more. They were successful in descending these rapids and learning much about the Congo River, the people that live on its banks and the breading ground for species that exists beneath its surface.

The crew escaped an attempt to take them hostage at gunpoint and whirlpools the size of school buses. They emerged successfully with never before seen scientific data and footage of the epic adventure.

The National Geographic film “Monster Fish of the Congo” tells the tale of this adventure and their discoveries. February 10 at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. (PST) or 10 p.m. (EST) on National Geographic Channel.

 

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Rescate #4000: Motociclista del condado de DeKalb, Alabama

Rescate Perfil: Michael Herrera
Caso #: 15697


4000th rescue

El 23 de octubre en el Condado de DeKalb, Alabama, Houston el bombero retirado, Michael Herrera, estaba solo y fuera de la carretera en su moto doble deportiva cuando sufrió una fea caída. Aunque estuvo desorientado al principio, la experiencia de Michael como un rescatista de primeros auxilios le indicó que sus lesiones eran más graves de lo que podía atenderse el mismo y fue entonces cuando buscó su SPOT Gen3® y apretó el SOS botón.

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