Helicopter pilot shows incredible skills during rescue of injured skier

The video shows the moment a skier was rescued from a mountain side in the French Alps

A ski trip in the Alps went horribly wrong when a young man injured his knee near the Anterne Pass.

As the video shows, the helicopter pilot manoeuvred his craft to a near-impossible position on the slop, enabling the rescue.

Derely posted the video of the helicopter's "incredible act of precision" as the chopper landed on the side of the mountainside. Luckily, 9NEWS reports, his team was able to call the emergency services despite being well above cloud level, at an altitude of around 7 000 feet.

As members of his party watched on, a helicopter from the Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne (French Mountain Police) delicately nudged its nose towards the steep slope. A rope is dropped down from the helicopter to bring two rescue workers, who had been tending to Bruno's leg, back up.

The chopper's blades come dangerously close to the mountainside, as it hovers inches from the stranded skier, so close that the aircraft's nose nearly appears to swallow the figure lying in the snow.



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