WATCH: Guardia Civil helicopter rescues French climbers in Spanish Pyrenees

GUARDIA CIVIL mountain rescue (GREIM) called in a helicopter to rescue two French mountaineers in the Spanish Pyrenees.

The two 34-year-olds were on the Salenques Tempestades ridge in the Posets Maladeta Natural Park in Benasque (Huesca). They were 200 metres below the Margalida peak when they lost their rope. Unable to progress safely without it they called for help.

The helicopter pilot had to carry out a very complicated manoeuvre, hovering his machine one and a half metres above the ridge. His two companions then jumped out and despite strong winds reached the climbers.

After securing them with ropes, they finished the rescue and the Frenchmen were evacuated to the El Vado car park, where they had their vehicle parked.

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Dilip Kuner

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