Dangling from a rope attached to a hovering helicopter, an emergency medical technician was lowered to the ground in jagged terrain to rescue a Hot Shot firefighter injured while battling the Las Conchas Fire last month.
Bree Myers, 24, with the National Park Service, is assigned to a helitack crew normally stationed on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
She and her helitack crew came to Los Alamos last month to help battle the largest wildfire in New Mexico history. They were managing a dip site when the accident occurred.
The firefighter Myers rescued was injured while working with other firefighters to prepare lines for a burnout.