Date of 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.
Just an unfortunate accident. Was climbing with a partner, plenty of mats in good conditions.
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Slip, trip or fall
Rescue Services Involved?
Pompiers and helicopter rescue
11 February 2020, 16:19:33
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