Rega and Swiss Alpine Club team up for rescue

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On 3 August, the crew of Rega’s Bern base, along with two helicopter rescue specialists from the Swiss Alpine Club, rescued two climbers who had become stuck on an overhanging rockface in the Bernese Oberland. The climbers had been abseiling down the Rote Fluh when one became stuck in the middle of the wall, while his partner remained helpless above him.

Following a reconnaissance flight, one of the rescue specialists was hoisted down to the scene. The climber who had been hanging by his rope was secured to the helicopter rescue winch and brought up to the helicopter. The second climber and rescue specialist were then winched to safety from the rock face.

 

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