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Incident 66639 - An individual sustained severe injuries after a fall in Norway

by GEOS IERCC Duty Officer on April 22, 2020

While climbing Jiehkkevárri in Norway, a female sustained severe injuries from a fall.

Her male climbing companion activated the SOS feature on their inReach device, which was received by the IERCC.

Search and Rescue Coordinators at the IERCC contacted The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Bodoe, Norway. A helicopter was dispatched to the female’s location that transported her to a hospital in Tromse where she was treated for her injuries.