Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

French Alps rescue: Helicopter pilot's fantastic mountainside manoeuvre saves stricken skier

French Alps rescue: Helicopter pilot's fantastic mountainside manoeuvre saves stricken skier

The man who was being rescued became exhausted while skiing and fell over, injuring himself, CNN reported.

The man, Bruno, had fallen while skiing, injuring himself quite badly.

The skiers encountered trouble this week 7,200 feet above seal level, in the Pass of Anterne as snow conditions worsened.

A helicopter pilot pulled off a daring maneuver to rescue an injured skier high in the French Alps, after a group he was with became stranded.

Here he is in action, rescuing Bruno and co.


The unbelievable video that is now going viral shows the helicopter finding the man on the hill and slowly lowering, cramming it's nose into the snow while the rest of the vehicle remained airborne.

If that pilot ever gets exhausted of the rescue business, he'd do really well as a stunt pilot.

With the helicopter's rotor blades just inches away from smashing into the snow, the skier was winched away to a nearby hospital.

Derely posted the video of the helicopter's "incredible act of precision" as the chopper landed on the side of the mountainside.

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