VIDEO: Czech emergency responders rescue 40 skiers trapped on chairlift
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VIDEO: Czech emergency responders rescue 40 skiers trapped on chairlift

It’s many a skier’s worst nightmare: halfway up the mountain, the chairlift stops its journey, leaving you perilously dangling up in the air.

In the B-grade horror movie Frozen (no, not that Frozen), three skiers decide that rather than freeze to death, they’ll risk a plunge into the snow below, and… well, no spoilers.

But in the Jeseniky mountains over the weeked, about 40 skiers were faced with the same scenario when a chairlift at the Filipovice ski resort suddenly halted due to a mechanical problem, leaving them quite literally hanging.

Lucky for these skiers, staff at the resort were on hand to notify emergency responders, who were quickly on the scene.

What followed was a daring rescue operation that involved police, firefighters, mountain and field workers, and even helicopter.

Within 90 minutes, emergency responders had successfully brought all 40 stranded passengers back to the ground.

Check out the video of the rescue operation posted to Facebook by the HZSOL Firefighters from the Olomouc Region:

Záchrana osob z lanovky Filipovice, Jesenicko

VIDEO – Podívejte se na krátký sestřih z dnešní situace ve FIlipovicích na Jesenicku. Několik lezeckých skupin z řad hasičů, horské služby, pracovníků areálů a pomoci vrtulníku Policie ČR zde během 90 min úspěšně záchranili téměř čtyřicítku osob uvězněných po technické závadě na lanovce.

Zveřejnil(a) Hasiči Olomouckého kraje – HZSOL dne Sobota 16. února 2019

Lucas Němec

Prague-based author with two decades experience living in and writing about the Czech Republic for local and international sites and publications. Nakládaný hermelín enthusiast and frequent Club-Mate drinker.

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