International rope rescue teams compete in Chongqing
Updated: Sep 5, 2023By Deng Rui and Tan Yingzi in Chongqingchinadaily.com.cnPrint
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A breathtaking international rope rescue tournament held in Chongqing recently attracted a wide audience.
The 2023 Jinfo Mountain LifeLine International Rope Rescue Invitational Tournament and International Mountain Outdoor Rescue Exchange Competition LifeLine kicked off in Chongqing's Nanchuan district on Friday.
The three-day event attracted more than 20 professional rescue teams consisting of firefighters and rope rescue enthusiasts from Belgium, Japan and across China.
"Nowadays, rope rescue techniques have been gradually popularized. A rescue operation can ensure the safety of both an injured person and rescue personnel," said Philippe Denis V. from Grimp Namur of Belgium.
He noted that Jinfo Mountain — located in a typical karst landform area with mountains, valleys, rock faces, forests and bridges — can simulate different rescue scenarios.
On Friday, the competitors worked in pairs to compete in a rope-climbing competition. They climbed a rope hung from a nearly 100-meter bridge. Over two days, nine simulated rescue missions for city skyscrapers and in the wild were carried out.
The tournament, launched in 2018, is said to be China's first professional international rope rescue competition.