The mountain rescue technician who fell during a climb on Presolana on Sunday 17 September was only 33 years old
A mountaineer and mountain lover died yesterday, Sunday 17 September, falling while he and a colleague were climbing the mountain. north face of Presolana. The man, Manuel Faustinelli, 33 years old from Ponte di Legno (in the Brescia area), he was a technician for the Lombard Alpine Rescue, he was roped in with a friend and colleague when he crashed. “The dynamics – explains Cnsas Lombardia on social media – is in the process of being reconstructed”. What is certain is that the friend and colleague immediately asked for help from the emergency services. They then went to the locationAreu’s Bergamo air ambulance – Regional emergency emergency agency, the local Alpine Rescue teams, VI Orobica Delegation, Schilpario Station and technicians on duty in Clusone (BG). “The operations took place with very complex environmental conditions on one of the highest and most vertical walls in the Orobie” they explain again from Cnsas Lombardia. In particular the fog greatly reduced visibility, for which several rotations were made to transport the technicians up above the mists who began to lower themselves along the wall trying to reach their colleagues. A clearing up then allowed the helicopter to approach and recovered the helicopter rescue technician from the wall with a difficult maneuver. Hanging from the winch they managed to reach the fallen boy. The doctor could only confirm the death due to the injuries reported. The thoughts of friends and colleagues of the Alpine Rescue are addressed to the family members: “At this moment, our thoughts are turned to the pain of the family, to whom we offer, with great sadness, our condolences”.
(Source: Cnsas Lombardia)