On Altai the group of climbers came under a powerful avalanche on mount Belukha. Their aid immediately flew the helicopter from Krasnoyarsk. One victim was hospitalized.
Arms and legs encased in plaster, but his life already out of danger. In the hospital the man was brought from the slopes of Belukha mountain, where he and his companions made the ascent, but landed under heavy rockfall. Belukha mountain, Katun crowning the ridge is the coldest place in the entire Altai Republic. The group, which consisted of experienced hikers start climbing a few days ago. People were already almost there when one of the holes they struck a rockfall. The victims were able to communicate with rescuers. and to announce that their group is injured, one person was killed.
To save the people almost immediately from Krasnoyarsk flew the helicopter. It was decided to evacuate people by air. But when the helicopter flew to the scene, it turned out that to put the car impossible. Due to rockfall all the gorge was strewn with sharp boulders. For the sake of the victim, the commander of the helicopter decided on the most complicated maneuver. He hooked a wheel over a huge stone and a helicopter hovering. In salon loaded stretchers with the wounded climber. The risk was justified. A long transition on a stretcher, he could not withstand. In the air he was given first aid and handed over to the medics. The falling boulders that hit on tourists, could trigger an earthquake. Before the incident in the Alta has been a series of aftershocks. The risk of new rockfalls is very large, so the belugas were taken, and the surviving tourists. Rescuers to the scene will return to evacuate the body of the deceased climber.
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