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EUFOR Mission in Bosnia Finds Missing Tourists

EUFOR MEDEVAC helicopter team [© Hungarian MoD]

Early on Saturday Bosnia and Herzegovina requested the help of the EUFOR international peacekeeping mission in finding two missing tourists.

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Press Release, Budapest, 06 April 2024: Early on Saturday, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested the help of the EUFOR international peacekeeping mission in finding two missing tourists.

Based on the decision of the EUFOR commander, Major General László Sticz PhD, one of the EUFOR H145M helicopters with Hungarian pilots and Dutch and Italian soldiers on board, equipped with thermal cameras and night vision devices, set off to search for the missing.

[MEDEVAC video © EUFOR]

EUFOR MEDEVAC helicopter team [© Hungarian MoD]

The air rescue was successful, the tourists were soon found on a mountain top. The H145M helicopter of the Hungarian Defence Forces provided for the EUFOR mission, equipped for air medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), flew to the scene with Hungarian personnel and, after extraction, they were transported to EUFOR’s Camp Butmir in Sarajevo.

Hungarian specialists serving in the EUFOR Medical Centre [© Hungarian MoD]

Hungarian specialists serving in the EUFOR Medical Center, also known as ROLE-1, continued to treat the injured civilians, who were then transported to a hospital in Sarajevo. In 2024, the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina is commanded by Major General László Sticz PhD from the Hungarian Defence Forces. Hungary also provides helicopter transportation and air medical evacuation capabilities this year. The success of the rescue operation was the result of the coordinated and professional service of EUFOR’s special capabilities, including the Dutch and Italian night reconnaissance, the Hungarian Aviation Detachment with the MEDEVAC team and the Hungarian medical staff of ROLE-1.

Hungarian specialists serving in the EUFOR Medical Centre [© Hungarian MoD]

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