Extreme Rescue: Norway, Arctic Rescue Helicopters

Around the world men and women are on alert. When a cry for help is received, they respond and are willing to give their lives so that others may live. From raging summer forest fires to freezing mountain storms and deep into the Arctic ocean’s polar night we bring you a story about rescuers working in the worst conditions our natural world has to offer: the fire, ice and the sea.

We traveled to Norway on a journey from the deep sea oil platforms to Europe’s Norther most Rescue helicopter base. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the rescue helicopters up here are often the only life line available to the people of the great Northern frontier. They fly in aid of people lost in the polar night and fishermen working the Barents Sea between Cape North and Spitsbergen.

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  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Patly Productions
  • Director: Dominique Pipat, Nick Robinson
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France