Man Falls to Death During Helicopter Rescue Operation

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM EDT

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Man Falls to Death During Helicopter Rescue Operation

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM EDT

A rescue gone wrong.

According to the Austrian Independent, a helicopter pilot could face manslaughter charges in connection with a Sunday incident in which a rescue expert fell to his death while being lowered to free a trapped climber.

Two other rescuers were critically injured in the incident, according to the Austrian Independent report.

Read the Austrian Independent story HERE.