Severely ill Britain was rescued yesterday in his barn buried in the snow, thanks to the alert initiated by his friends from Germany and the cooperation of the Vignek Gentlemen.
Found in extremism. A 69-year-old British man who lived for ten years in an isolated barn in the Saint-Lary Sector area was rescued yesterday by members of the High Mountain Gendermary Platoon (PGHM) in Pierrefit-Nestles. His friends from England.
“At noon, a woman from Germany contacted us,” PGHM’s Gentorum reported. “He spoke French very well, and he commanded us to be translators by English friends, and warned us that they were concerned about the health of a relative.” German rescuers were told that her friends had not heard from a man for several days and that they knew her well and that they spoke on the phone once every two or three days. Until he leaves on Tuesday morning. Only the strange sound of his voice and his inability to express himself made friends believe that something bad had happened.
“We had this warning, we know he lived freely in a barn near Saint-Lorry, but not exactly where …”, the rescuer continues. In other words: look for a needle in a haystack! PGHM genders contacted their colleagues from Vignek in the hope that they would find the man they were looking for. And this is a win!
Immediately, Vignek’s Gentlemen made contact with an Englishman who had restored an old sheepfold between Cole de Ported and Lesbon Road ten years earlier. They go there to sort out the suspicions and find the owner’s vehicle parked on the side of the road. Due to the heavy snowfall in the region for several days, it is not possible to walk alone to the stables.
Vignek Gendarmes tells rescuers the exact location of the house. An Air Force helicopter, Chaukas 65, immediately flew to Saint-Lori with two rescue workers and a doctor from Samu. When they get there, they find the old sheepfold buried under the snow and we have to make our way. When they finally entered the house, they saw the man lying on the floor in a semi-conscious state. Apparently, the house had not been heated for several days.
“We do not know when he was in this awkward position,” the rescuer said. It is unknown at this time what he did to cause the fire. When the Samu doctor examines him, he notices that the unfortunate man is hypothermic. The drug was given on site before being airlifted to Torpes Hospital, which is thought to be of utmost concern by the UK Medical Council. “The feedback we’ve received from the doctors since he arrived in Dorbase is mixed. We need to pass several exams so we know what happened to him and how he will react in the coming hours. At this point, its key prognosis is yet to be determined.” GENDERMS.
Nevertheless, they greet their colleagues at Vignek, and without them they would have had much trouble finding the victim. Christophe Pujol, the second-in-command of the Bagnères-de-Bigorre gendarmerie, congratulated all the heroes of the rescue mission for the cooperation between the services and the tasks accomplished. “Gendermary’s DNA is in contact with the population.”