I saw new, very dramatic footage of the Helicopter rescue I wrote about last week. Not that the original footage wasn’t dramatic, it WAS. But this is from someone’s GoPro Camera so it shows it more intimately…
I’m posting these new videos today because the new angles show just how steep, deep and precarious this rescue was for these men… Men who didn’t know this horse and didn’t even know anything about horses!
They just stepped in and took care of business – . Wow.
FIRST, SOME NEW PHOTOS
First, some new photos…
THE NEW VIDEOS
Here we have ‘chuck’s view’ video. Chuck runs up to the horse and tries to help when Ryat’s back leg is buried in snow. The video shows a different perspective and gets in closer.
THE NEW LANDING VIDEO
Here is how Ryat landed... He was still sedated so everything went very well. The ground crew cleared the harness so the helicopter could release the hook and fly away. Amazing. When Ryat woke up, he calmly walked out of his unhooked harness.
I AM JUST AMAZED BY THIS RESCUE.
I cannot even walk through deep snow myself, let alone strap a tranquilized horse into a harness, on a steep ridge, with the wind blowing AND grab a flying clip attached to a helicopter and attach the horse to the clip and then make sure it is all correct while praying nothing goes wrong…
These guys are heroes. If you missed the original story, click here.