Chopper rescues Frenchwoman trapped in tree by wild pigs
A Frenchwoman had to be rescued by helicopter after she got stuck in a tree where she took refuge from a herd of wild pigs she ran into while strolling in a valley, police said Wednesday.
The 30-year-old was walking near the southwestern town of Bagneres-de-Luchon on Monday when she took fright after seeing the boars and climbed up a nearby tree.
When she later tried to climb down she fell two metres (six feet) and got stuck in branches from where she called rescue services with her GPS-equipped mobile phone and was able to give them her exact location, police said.
When rescue workers arrived they decided they would need a helicopter to extricate her safely form the tree and summoned one from a nearby base.
"She was shivering and suffering slightly from hypothermia" but had no broken bones or other injuries, said a rescue worker.
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