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Pilot Shows Incredible Skill Rescuing Injured Skier on French Mountainside

The dramatic helicopter rescue of an injured skier from the Pass of Anterne in Passy, France, was captured on video on January 2 and showed off the spectacular precision of the pilot as the craft’s rotor blades spun just inches from the mountainside. Nicolas Derely said that he was skiing with his family and his son’s friend, Emmanuel De Bellavoine, when De Bellavoine began to struggle because of a weak knee. Derely said that the group called for help and captured footage of the rescue. The videos show the French mountain police (PGHM) landing in the area and helping the injured skier, before hoisting him into a helicopter. Credit: Nicolas Derely via Storyful



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