Rescue chopper pulls off daring maneuver to rescue skier in French Alps

The video shows the moment a skier was rescued from a mountain side in the French Alps

A suspenseful video shows the moment a skier was rescued from a mountain side in the French Alps.

The jaw-dropping footage was captured by Nicolas Derely on the Pass of Anterne in Passy, France on December 2.

The awesome video that is now going viral shows the helicopter finding the man on the hill and slowly lowering, cramming it's nose into the snow while the rest of the vehicle remained airborne.

What becomes noticeable is the extraordinary precision with which the pilot was able to get close to the injured skier as the helicopter's blades spun closely to the ground.

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The medics fitted a leg brace on to Bruno before the helicopter returned to perform the daring procedure again.

The video was uploaded to Facebook by user Nicolas Derely on January 3 and has been shared more than 5,500 times.

The rescue was carried out by the Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne (PGHM), a specialised unit of the French National Gendarmerie tasked with aiding victims in mountain ranges.

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