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In the early hours of 06 April, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested support from EUFOR in searching and rescuing two civilians. On the decision of COM EUFOR Major General László Sticz, an EUFOR helicopter flew to the last known location of the missing persons.

After their location was identified, EUFOR MEDEVAC helicopter flew there and the flight doctor and the paramedic were winched out to examine and stabilize the civilians as they were reportedly injured and close to hypothermia.

After hoisting them up, the helicopters returned to Camp Butmir from where the civilians were transported to hospital in Sarajevo by ambulance. The whole operation was conducted during the night, in a mountainous region.

EUFOR is ready 24/7 to support the authorities of BiH – Forward, Onward, Together!

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