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Israeli hiker falls to death from rescue helicopter

world Updated: Mar 12, 2009 15:39 IST

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An Israeli hiker who wandered into a minefield fell to his death while being hoisted into a hovering rescue helicopter.

The man, who lost a foot when one of the mines exploded, slipped from a rescue harness just short of the air force helicopter's door late on Wednesday near the Israeli town of Beit She'an.

Israeli television stations broadcast video of the man falling and hitting the ground. The air force said it had opened an investigation.