Avalanche Rescue . . . When Minutes Count

infrared camera
On 10 October 2018, Rega successfully located a missing person on the Neisen peak (nearby Interlaken) at night with the aid of this multi-sensor search system. A highly sensitive infrared camera, optical sensors, a computer workstation in the cabin and a connected search light make it possible to perform searches from the air efficiently and over large areas – during the day and at night.
Credit: Rega
Avalanches are a major threat in mountainous regions, and when an alpine adventurist becomes entrapped in the suffocating white snow and ice debris field, the probability of survival drops to minutes. Rega responds to 30 avalanche rescues in an average year. An especially challenging rescue occurred...

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