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Mountain Rescue

By Rende
This one was taken about 15 minutes walk away from the last upload. I was walking back from a refuge at close to 2000m altitude with two friends, when one of my friends stumbled and broke her ankle. I stayed with her while her husband went back to the refuge to get help. Fortunately there were just enough holes in the clouds to send a helicopter through, otherwise it would have taken a team of pompiers (firemen) two hours to get there with a stretcher.
I felt a quandary whether one should take photographs when people are in trouble, so I didn't as long as there was anything I could do, but when the helicopter had arrived and everything was in hand I took a couple of shots, also thinking that when everything was over my friends might like a record of the adventure (they did).

Tags: Photo journalism

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1657 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:32AM
Well, it was an unusual holiday souvenir for your friends...
Very resourceful. The photographer's first instinct...
The Mountain Rescue team might also like a copy of this, they probably don't get much leeway to spend time recording their work.
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10 Oct 2013 9:54AM
Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:57AM
A colourful and interesting shot Rende. I hope the accident didn't have too much impact on your holiday.

Phil.
Suzicoo 5 481 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:09AM

Quote:Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard



Lets hope soSmile
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:22AM

Quote:Excellent documentation of a very unfortunate incident, Rende!
I do hope your friend is well on the way to recovery!
Regards,
Richard



I couldn't have said it better.

ken
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
10 Oct 2013 10:24AM
I just got an email to let me know that the stitches are already out and that it is healing very well Smile
Rende
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 11:20AM
A bad experience producing a super photo Rende Smile
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 11:24AM
Nice record of a not so nice situation SmileSmile

Rod
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 Oct 2013 11:30AM
Apart from the rescue it has some wonderful mountains and lake, I hope you captured some without the helicopter Rende, the mountain rescue are amazing as the are all volunteers, good to see she is doing well.

Regards

Trev.
10 Oct 2013 11:30AM
Tells the story well with the action contained within the landscape where it happened.
The sparkling bright helicopter is a fine foil for the stark mountains where accidents do happen and always unexpected.

Dougie
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 12:19PM
Yes,once the helicopter has arrived and the ''emergency'' is over,
I reckon it is OK to take some pics Rende !!
Has to be one of the brightest coloured helicopters I have seen.
Good shot.
Mick.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
10 Oct 2013 12:32PM
Glad to here it all worked out ok for all involved Rende and worth taking a few images once you stood down
R.
ColleenA Plus
4 325 5 Australia
10 Oct 2013 12:54PM

Quote:Yes,once the helicopter has arrived and the ''emergency'' is over,
I reckon it is OK to take some pics Rende !!
Has to be one of the brightest coloured helicopters I have seen.
Good shot.
Mick.


What an amazing image...glad your friend is doing okay...
Glad to read your friend is fine now.

Great reportage photo of the incident. Wonderful mountainous landscape.
JNC
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
10 Oct 2013 1:24PM
Three weeks ago. Good to hear she is on the mend. Now she will appreciate your good shot of the place she broke her ankle. Very lovely area you were walking. ......Sandy
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 2:35PM
Good to hear your friend is on the mend - excellent shot which will no doubt be a big topic of conversation over the coming months xx
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:01PM
Very well documented Rende...

Regards Nathan

P.S. I hope you friend made a good recovery...
10 Oct 2013 4:05PM
Excellent capture !
George
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:09PM
Strong, vibrant colour to complement that amazing landscape. Glad to hear the patient is recovering!
Regards
Bill
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
10 Oct 2013 4:15PM
Great documentary shot and I hope your friend is better soon.

Andy
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:49PM
Love the vibrant colours Rende - well recorded event SmileSmile
Helen
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
10 Oct 2013 4:50PM
A fine piece of photo journalism Rende.

Albert
pamelajean Plus
11 980 1903 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 7:09PM
Good strong colours on the helicopter, an image with a story, and a wonderful backdrop too.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Oct 2013 8:39PM
That's a bit of excitement--- Hurrah for the LifeLions--- or whatever you call them
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
10 Oct 2013 9:52PM
An excellent piece of photojournalism. I'm sure the helicopter crew would like a copy of these images for their archives. I'm glad all is well with your friend.
Tobytoes 4 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 1:03PM
Wow this is brilliant, what a great shot.

Bryan
execelent capture rende,well taken/ray
ChrisOs Plus
12 2 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 8:08PM
Big tip when in France don't upset the Sappeurs-Pompiers!
Good shot. Well worth recording.
Chris
19 Oct 2013 7:37AM
nice one one but how unlucky for your friend i hope she's ok now or well on her way to getting better

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