Capture rescue

During rock climbing accidents it can happen that the casualty falls in their own climbing rope. When a capture rescue is required then the paramedic or HEMS crew member is flown to the patient via rescue rope or winch/hoist. At the emergency site the paramedic is attaching the patient to his rope system of the helicopter. During the critical phase the pilot has to keep the helicopter on the spot because the HEMS crew member is still attached to the rope system of the casualty which means that there is a direct connection between helicopter and the cliff. The paramedic is cutting the patients rope as soon as safety and situation allows it to detach the helicopter from the rock cliff. If required then the helicopter lands at an interim landing place for medical treatment of the patient and then start towards the assigned clinic.