Footage has emerged of a dramatic helicopter rescue when a group of skiers became stuck on the French Alps.
The French police helicopter was scrambled to rescue a skier during a ski touring trip in the Giffre massif in the Haute-Savoie region - popular with British skiers and snowboarders.
Filmed by Nicolas Derely, the group of experienced skiers were at the Anterne Pass at 7,400ft when one of them injured his knee.
The guide called for help on the side of the steep mountain.
An expert medical team from the PGHM (High Mountain Mounted Police Platoon) plus a doctor from Chamonix Hospital were flown up to the edge of the mountain.
The pilot of the chopper can be seen inching the aircraft close to the off-piste slope with the front of the skids barely above the snow.