Thanks to immediate help, a 57-year-old man who suffered a heart attack on a hiking trail in the Tatra Mountains was rescued and transported to the hospital. TOPR rescuers on board the Sokół helicopter started the action.
According to the Polish police, the 57-year-old man suffered a heart attack on a trail in the Tatra Mountains. The signal about the drama quickly reached the services. By the time the rescuers arrived, other tourists rushed to help.
– TOPR rescuers on the board of the Sokół helicopter, which started the operation Our airmen have been supporting rescue operations in the Tatra Mountains since October 1 – Inspector Mariusz Ciarka, spokesman of the Police Headquarters, reported to the media.
After arriving at the scene, the rescuers started CPR. The 57-year-old’s circulation and breathing were restored. – The conscious victim was immediately transported by Sokoł to the County Hospital in Zakopane – said insp. Sloe.
The W-3 Sokół police helicopter helps in rescue operations in the Tatra Mountains
The authorities of the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service (Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue) reported to the Police Commander in Chief. As they explained, the time has come for a technical inspection that the TOPR Sokół helicopter must undergo. – Therefore, over the Polish part of the Tatra Mountains, you will be able to see a police helicopter instead of TOPR – announced Ciarka at the beginning of October.
As he then informed, five police airmen were delegated to help: three pilots from the Aviation Section of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow and two on-board operators from the Police Aviation Board of the Main Police Staff of the KGP. In an interview with TVN24, TOPR rescuer Bartłomiej Gąsienica-Józkowy emphasized that police pilots “know the Tatra Mountains”. – We know how to work with them, they know how to fly here – he emphasized.
Main photo source: KGP