As noted in past posts, we do a lot of helicopter work. Sunday covered some advanced helicopter techniques, such as this: a hovering helicopter, and SAR member in the back seat, doors off. Team on the ground passes the stretcher into the helicopter. As you can see from the image, the stretcher has to be quite high, almost above head level.
We’ve used this exact technique to extract a subject from the Widgeon Creek area several years ago; I was the rescuer in the helicopter.