A mountain rescue helicopter. Drawing. - E. Beracassat / Sipa

The two serious accidents took place a few hours apart, this Saturday, on the estates of the two famous Isère resorts, reports Le Dauphiné Libéré. Around 2 p.m., a 44-year-old skier fell on the legendary Tunnel slope, at Alpe d'Huez, one of the most difficult in Europe.

Victim of a head trauma, she was first rescued by the ski patrollers of the station, then helped by the CRS Alpes and a doctor from Samu, before being transported, unconscious, to the drop-off service of the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital .

A fall of fifteen meters

Then, at the end of the afternoon, a second accident occurred in the Pierre-Grosse sector, in Deux-Alpes, at an altitude of 3,200 meters, where a skier fell about fifteen meters.

Supported also by the trackers, then by the Samu, the CRS Alpes and the Civil Security, the man suffered from a serious back trauma and was also helicoptered to the Grenoble University Hospital.


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