Mont-Blanc : the PGHM carried out 4 rescues

 

Monday 10 January 2022, the rescuers of the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) carried out four rescue operations using the Dragon 74 civil security helicopter.

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PGHM Chamonix
The Dragon 74 civil security helicopter. Photo source: @ Le DL /S.B.

 

The first intervention took place in the middle of the morning. the gendarmes of Chamonix PGHM had to take care of a 43-year-old skier with a knee injury, who was been transported to the Chamonix emergency Hospital.

Then in Les Grands Montets ski area, a 37-year-old skier suffered an abdominal trauma after a fall on a ski; the medical team decided to helicopter him to Sallanches Hospital.

According to Le Dauphiné, the day continued with an intervention in the Balme ski area. A victim of a head trauma, a 54-year-old snowboarder was also evacuated to the Sallanches Hospital center.

Finally two 55-year-old men who practiced off-piste skiing near Vallorcine found themselves blocked by rock bars, they were evacuated by the Civil Security helicopter and dropped off at the air base.

Source : @Dauphiné Libéré

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