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A mountain rescue expert died when he asked to dropped from a rope as he dangled beneath a helicopter - only to fall onto a jagged crevasse below. The rescue chopper had been scrambled to save a 40-year-old climber who'd plunged nearly 150ft down the the precipice on the Grossvenediger mountain range in Austria's East Tyrol. The 52-year-old expert and two colleagues were being lowered on a harness when freak high winds set in and they asked the pilot to release them instantly. "They apparently misjudged the distance they still had to go and fell some way onto rocks," said one official. One rescuer died instantly in the fall while two others are recovering in hospital from multiple injuries. Officials called off the original hunt for the climber, who is still reported as missing.
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