Media reports on unorthodox water pick-up

The global media recently picked up on a striking video, in which the pilot of a Portuguese fire-fighting Eurocopter AS350 helicopter had to pick up water from a swimming pool in order to douse a nearby fire.

The global media recently picked up on a striking video, in which the pilot of a Portuguese fire-fighting Eurocopter AS350 helicopter had to pick up water from a swimming pool in order to douse a nearby fire. Interestingly, although the video was first posted to YouTube in 2011, it has only just started to gain traction in the media, and views have skyrocketed as a result. The video (and another from a different angle posted recently) can be viewed below: