Search & rescue

What Goes up, must come down









India hosts global adventurists for Paragliding. A Sport / passion to soar high, flowing freely like a soul. The Man’s ultimate desire.
Although, one is not always blessed to keep soaring.

ISAPL was in action last week at the Paragliding site. A French Pilot had crash-landed in an accident. Post rescue & medical assistance, Pilot was declared dead. ISAPL responded to the family’s request to handle the Human Remains. It was a nightmare for the family abroad to comprehend the situation and related formalities to get the Pilot (Deceased) back home.
Site is some 550km (12 hours Terrain drive) from Delhi.

Swift and precise action plans by Director Operations – Ms. Poonam Jain. She leveraged her experience of handling the accidental death of  Singaporean pilot in 2018.

ISAPL arranged for necessary Statutory and Medical clearances. Further Respectful and dignified Cremation and Ashes collection as per Hindu rituals. Transfers and Personal Belongings including Cash, Card, Electronic gadgets.

Cremated remains were ready for International Cargo (from Delhi), with all documents; in just 90 hours.

Motto: Helping Those in Distress !!



Adventure for young – Concern for family !

Here is what we are good at. Bringing smile on the faces 🙂

These 2 (Foreign nationals) Love birds are smiling now.

But the preceding 38 hours have been of highly anxious moments. A phone call in the evening from overseas. And the last location known. No contact for the last 3 days. No mobile connect.

Family, Insurance company and Embassy are worried and clueless.

And ISAPL Director-Operations Ms. Poonam gets into action. Structured approach, strategic steps, Team activation.

Humane to those in Distress !

Humane to those in Distress !

Geographical and digital search. Teaming with Police, right upto SP’s office. Checkpoints, Hospital searches, Clubs hunting, Airports, Bike renting agencies, shops, restaurants, Foreigner’s Office, Immigration, borders, CCTV, …….

Well coordinated mission; and Love Birds are brought out of their hidden nest.
The end is: Smile 🙂

Thanks to the wonderful support from the Maharashtra Police force.

Yes. Humane to those in Distress !!

Young Couple lost in the Goa Jungle

Another interesting Crisis call – 04:00 am of a Sunday (mass day) morning.

A foreign national Boy and Girl are missing for the last 6 hours. In the ‘jungles of Arambol, Goa’. Last location available is a deserted Shiv Temple.

Search starts….. Locals, Police, ISAPL..    Pressure from Embassy, Family, Insurance company.

Police too is invoked. Police inform back that their search parties had failed since 11:00pm. ISAPL (Delhi HQ) draws a strategy to identify and form appropriate teams at Arambol, Goa.

Multiple teams approach the Jungle / Hill / Dam from 3 sides. Mobiles signals are pathetic. In between, we get connected to the couple. Without food / water and warm clothing. They cannot identify any landmark around. Shrill voice of the girl ‘I am hungry and tired. Exhausted. Cannot walk.’ Two hours of meticulous trekking and Tracking. The temple is empty and no one around. Searched the 400 mts periphery for traces live / injured / sick / dead….

switching between Hope and Misery…

Our Director Operations Ms. Poonam could zero down on another temple, some 2 kms away. The search parties are redirected towards that. Here is hope. One of the teams could connect with the couple and instructed them to climb down the hill thru a particular pathway. All goes well for 10 minutes as we are about to accomplish the mission. But, they loose the direction yet again. Vanished. Jitters and worrying.

All this while Police is still wandering around and seeking updates from ISAPL.

Now, Ms. Poonam, at Delhi Command Center, directs all the teams to close-in towards that location. Such an obvious looking rescue. But, then we were leveraging simple locals who are not ‘search-rescue’ trained / experienced / equipped. The mobile signals and directions had their own share. Ms. Poonam knows it the best.

Look at their smiling faces, telling the tale !

We at ISAPL “Humane to those in Distress”.

Smile says it all !

Smile says it all !