Sperlonga, Aeronautica Militare helicopter rescues an injured rock climber at the cliff

(To air Force)
12/12/21

The rescue of a man who was injured while on a cliff between Sperlonga and Gaeta, in the province of Latina, ended yesterday evening, Saturday 11 December.

Human rescues were particularly demanding in view of the particularly inaccessible area, so much so that from the afternoon they continued until sunset.

It was precisely with nightfall that the intervention of an HH-139A helicopter of the 85th SAR (Search & Rescue) combat center of the 15th wing of the Air Force, stationed at the military airport of Pratica di Mare (RM).

The crew of the Air Force, in fact, is equipped with special night visors - Night Vision Goggles - which allow it to operate in marginal light conditions and at night.

The alert crew was activated in the late afternoon from Rescue Coordination Center of Aerospace Operations Command of Poggio Renatico (FE), the command and control center of the Air Force from which all operational activities of this kind are managed.

Once reached the area of ‚Äč‚Äčoperations, in collaboration with the National Corps of Alpine and Speleological Rescue who intervened on the spot, the military crew recovered the wounded man using the winch and transported him to the military airport of Latina. From here, an ambulance transported the injured person to the Santa Maria Goretti hospital in Latina for the necessary treatment.

The 85th CSAR center is one of the Departments of the 15th wing of the Italian Air Force which guarantees, 24 hours a day, 24 days a year, without interruption, the search and rescue of flight crews in difficulty, competing moreover, to activities of public utility such as the search for missing persons at sea or in the mountains, the emergency medical transport of patients in danger of life and the rescue of seriously traumatized patients, also operating at night and in marginal weather conditions.