Riders in the sky

Riders in the sky
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — Ironically, there are lots of ways to die when a helicopter flies a rescue crew into the backcountry to save your life.That’s why hundreds of search and rescue volunteers from around Colorado gathered at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, with both military and civilian helicopter pilots learning to hoist people safely out of harm’s way and into a helicopter.Litter spinPilots and crews rely on rescue teams on the ground to get the injured safely onto the helicopter, explained Lt. Col. Tony Somogyi, HAATS commander.There are lots and lots of ways to do it unsafely, and …

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