PGHM: Five mountain rescue operations

 

This Saturday 23 July 2022, rescuers from the Chamonix High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) carried out five rescue operations aboard the Choucas 74 helicopter.

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A busy Saturday for the rescuers. Archives photo Le DL /G.Y.
The rescuers from the Chamonix High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM)

Two rescue operations concerned technical blockages

The first rescue operation, at 10:30 a.m., for two hikers stranded in the Chèvre corridor, in the town of Saint-Gervais, who were dropped off at the Chalet Miage;

The second rescue operation, at the end of the afternoon, for two other people stuck at Pointe Lachenal.

Three rescue operations involved injuries

The gendarmes assisted a 52-year-old woman who had slightly injured her ankle at 2:50 p.m. near Merlet Park, in the town of Les Houches. She was transported to Chamonix hospital.

They also intervened for the benefit of a 78-year-old man, at 3:30 p.m., who had fallen near the Chalet Pyramides and had slightly injured his head. He was evacuated to Sallanches hospital.

Finally, at 4:40 p.m., the rescuers came to the aid of a 50-year-old woman, near the Bellachat refuge, who was also slightly injured in the head.

Source: @Le Dauphiné Libéré

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