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The Italian Mountain Rescue association CNSAS has launched a charity appeal to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash that occurred on 24/01/2017 at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy.
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Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

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We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

Italy’s Mountain Rescue association CNSAS wishes to do something concrete to help the families of the victims who lost their lives in the helicopter crash on 24 January 2017.

Valter Bucci, 57 years old, paramedic, Davide De Carolis, 39 years old, helicopter rescue technician and Mario Matrella, 42 years old, mountain rescue technician, were all members of the CNSAS mountain rescue association. The other victims are the INAER helicopter pilot Gianmarco Zavoli, 46 years old, the nurse Giuseppe Serpetti, 60 years old, and the injured skier Ettore Palanca, 50 years old.

Bucci and Matrella had just completed their voluntary shift at Farindola, where an avalanche destroyed Hotel Rigopiano. Their families had to deal with the earthquake, the difficulties caused by the exceptional snowfalls and now the bereavement for having lost their loved ones.

Let’s not leave them on their own: CNSAS has established a charity fund for the victims and injured of the Italian mountain rescue association and their families. This has been used in the past for other dramatic events, such as the accident that occurred during the Suem 118 emergency flight from Pieve di Cadore and in Val Lasties at Pordoi, Dolomites. Our members are all volunteers who dedicate much of their time to help those in need.

We are appealing to all those who love the mountains, to those who appreciate the value of volunteer work and to all those countless people who have expressed condolences and support to CNSAS. Please feel free to donate as much as you wish: it will be a great help.

Many thanks on behalf of the entire Mountain and Speleological Rescue Corps.

IBAN international bank code: IT41 W056 9601 6000 0000 2744 X61

Info: www.cnsas.it

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