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Flight from Tehran, Operation in Mazandaran
TEHRAN, 4 August 2019 (IRCS) – While ground operations seemed to be impossible to transport a climber involved in the impassable heights of Alam-Kuh, the Red Crescent relief helicopter from Tehran managed to transfer the injured man to a hospital in the capital.
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It was 10:05 a.m. local time on Saturday, 3 August, that the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of the Mazandaran provincial Red Crescent branch was informed that a climber was injured in Alam-Kuh heights.
The climber was a 65-years-old who had fractures of the arm, leg and pelvis due to falling stones and because of severe conditions, he should have been transported to a medical center as soon as possible.
Since the initial report said the man’s condition was critical, the Red Crescent’s relief and rescue team reviewed how the injured climber could be transferred to the ground.
It was found that transferring the man to the ground was impossible, therefore air operation was considered.
The IRCS relief helicopter with three experienced rescuers took off from Relief and Rescue Organisation. Considering the uneven surface of the mountain, it was difficult to land the helicopter on the mountain. So, the rescue team guided the climbers who were along with the injured climber to take him to a safe spot designated for helicopter landing.
After a 40-minute flight, the helicopter landed on the specified spot and the rescuers transferred the injured climber to the helicopter.
As the helicopter flew to Tehran, another team in Relief and Rescue Organisation was coordinating with Milad Hospital in Tehran to provide facilities to hospitalize the injured climber; an hour later the Red Crescent helicopter landed on Milad Hospital premises.
Alam-Kuh Mountain is located in Kelardasht District of the northern province of Mazandaran. 4,848 meters high, it is the second highest peak in Iran after Mount Damavand. Parachan and Taleghan in Tehran Province are the closest cities to Alam-Kuh.