Helicopter rescues girl on Eiffel Tower
Clea Caulcutt · 26 Jun 2012, 11:46
Published: 27 Jun 2012 09:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Jun 2012 11:46 GMT+02:00
The young woman began her ascent of the Eiffel Tower by climbing up scaffolding around the western pillar of the tower. Witnesses told French daily Le Parisien that the woman was stuck for an hour on Monday Morning hanging to steel monument.
Firemen climbed up the western and northern pillars to assist the young woman but did not feel confident enough to approach her.
A helicopter belonging to the elite firemen’s intervention force the GRIMP was then sent to the site to save the woman.
The helicopter hovered near its northern pillar, lowered a fireman to pick up the woman and returned her to safety.
It’s not clear why the young woman tried to climb up the Eiffel Tower. Witnesses say she was barefoot and it’s believed she may have wanted to commit suicide.
Her attempt comes a day after a man climbed up the tower and jumped to his death.