Couple helps Rega to rescue hiker

Couple helps Rega to rescue hiker

A 60-year-old man was saved in Sidelen-Hütte, Switzerland, by rescue service Rega, along with the help of a young couple on 16 June.

A 60-year-old man was saved in Sidelen-Hütte, Switzerland, by rescue service Rega, along with the help of a young couple on 16 June.

The couple were hiking when they came across the man, who had suffered from cardiac arrest on the side of the road. A friend of the hiker had called him earlier in the day and believed that his condition had deteriorated. The friend decided to call Rega to alert them that the man may need to be found before his condition worsened. Rega’s Head of Operations called the man to find out if he was ok, however by this time he had passed out. Luckily, the young couple happened to be passing him and picked up the phone. Rega’s Head of Operations then told the couple how to stabilise the man whilst one of Rega’s helicopters was dispatched to rescue the hiker.

The Rega crew from Erstfield managed to find the man and stabilise him, before transporting him to a nearby hospital.