CRS Alpes de Briancon alerted for a hiker accident on the path to the Emparis plateau in La Grave, Tuesday July 5, at 4 p.m. A 70-year old man was injured when his tibia was broken. The gendarmerie air détachment airlifted the rescuers to the scene, along with a Smur 05 doctor. The hiker was immediately treated and evacuated to the hospital in Briancon.
Choucas 05 had been asked earlier in the day to help a roped group stuck on a large route of Military wall in the Etroite Valley (Nevache).
The climbers emerged unscathed and were taken to a local helipad.