Haute-Savoie: Three Rescue Missions on 23 August 2020


On Sunday, the 23rd August 2020, the PGHM of Chamonix carried out three rescue missions.

Dragon 74, helicopter of the PGHM of Chamonix, photo source @ledauphine.com

At the beginning of the afternoon, a climber was hit by a rock in his leg at the Aiguille des Glières (2,850 m or 6,070 ft), in the Aiguilles Rouges massif.

He was evacuated by helicopter to the Sallanches hospital.

Then, the gendarmes rescued a mountaineer who suffered from acute mountain sickness at refuge du Goûter (3,835 m or 12,582 ft altitude). He was also transferred to the Sallanches Hospital.

Finally, the PGHM provided technical assistance at the Dent du Géant (4,013 m or 13,166 ft). During his abseiling, a mountaineer became completely stranded.

The rescuers were unable to be hoisted directly to his level. Forced to be dropped upstream, they rappelled back down to the mountaineer, before reaching the ground with him unharmed. The Dragon 74 helicopter picked them up.

Source @Le Dauphine

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