Incredible helicopter rescue in the French Alps

Watch Helicopter pilot puts rotor within inches of a mountain to rescue skier in the Alps

Watch Helicopter pilot puts rotor within inches of a mountain to rescue skier in the Alps

The man who was being rescued became exhausted while skiing and fell over, injuring himself, CNN reported.

A first-responder helicopter pilot showed off his unbelievable skills while rescuing a skier in the French Alps.

It shows the helicopter approaching from a different angle before it hovers close to the mountainside to allow the rescue workers to jump out of the helicopter with their equipment.

In videos posted to Facebook, the helicopter can be seen flying in to rescue the injured man, with the nose of the aircraft wedging into the snow as the front-right landing skid pressed against the mountain.

The pilot manages to keep the helicopter steady in this precarious position, rotor blades skimming snow as those onboard tend to the injured young man, whose name is Bruno.

The pilot who carried out the rescue, Jean-Francois Martin, said that he had chosen to perform the manoeuvre, dubbed a "skate support", to save time due to the changeable weather conditions at the time. Tauziet dislocated his knee at high elevation, with some 1,200 feet of icy terrain between his ski crew and any level ground.

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