On the 20th August 2023 local Mountain Rescue Services (GSS) responded to an incident near Rakitnica Canyon where a civilian sustained an injury whilst hiking.
GSS assessed that the terrain was too dangerous for the patient to be evacuated over land and requested Helicopter Support. EUFOR received a request for assistance from the BiH Ministry of Security and responded immediately, within 16 minutes a EUFOR helicopter was dispatched from Camp Butmir.
The helicopter had a crew of 6 personnel including a EUFOR Medic & Mountain Specialist and Doctor who were winched on to the location to assess the patient. The patient was successfully winched off the mountain and transported to Koševo Clinic near Sarajevo.
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