3,700-Mile SOS Saves Injured Student in Remote Russian Forest

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A rescue team was sent to a British student who broke her leg while on a research expedition in Russia after a distress signal was picked up 3,700 miles away by a Royal Air Force base in Scotland, The Daily Mail reported.

Twenty-year-old Kimberly Warren, a Nottingham University Biology student, was airlifted to safety after falling off a horse in a remote park in eastern Russia. She was with eight other team members.

The SOS, sent from a 406 beacon in Kamchatka Nature Park, was picked up by a satellite and beamed to RAF Kinloss in Moray, Scotland, the Mail reported.

RAF Corporal Keri Richmond identified the beacon’s owner as an ecology lecturer who was heading a research team in the Russian park.

Richmond, the duty mission controller, immediately contacted her Russian counterpart to raise an alarm, and a helicopter was dispatched and rescue initiated.

Warren is being treated at a hospital in the Russian village of Esso.

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