Date of Incident

29/05/2019

Country

France

Route

Incident

Slipped off the top of a boulder I was climbing, and despite landing on a mat with a spotter managed to dislocated my ankle. Friend alerted emergency services. Pompiers stabilised the injury before I was winched into a helicopter and flown to hospital. Foot was re-attached under General anaesthetic and a full recovery made.

Lessons

Just an unfortunate accident. Was climbing with a partner, plenty of mats in good conditions.

Activity

Bouldering

When

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

Pompiers and helicopter rescue

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