Helicopter rescues stranded snowboarder under harsh conditions

12/24/2012 | Canada.com

A Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter rescued a snowboarder stranded in a steep ravine in British Columbia, Canada, after a sudden snow squall hampered the rescue operation. "Visibility was extremely poor during the hoist sequences," said Sgt. Tony Norris, the flight engineer who operated the hoist. "In addition to the blowing snow and wind, we had very tall trees, cliffs and water in the area that made the operation challenging."

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