Watch A Colorado Chopper Pilot Charge $1,200 For A Flood Rescue

The bridge was out at Sylvandale Ranch, Colorado over the weekend thanks to drastic flooding. The water had taken out several building and was threatening more. People were injured. One helicopter pilot could get people out, but it was going to cost them $1,200.


That's the story given by Stanley Tolle in this video "Colorado Flood, Greedy Chopper Pilot." Tolle says that a flight would take just five minutes to get people to safety, but it wouldn't be cheap.


Here is Tolle's description in full.

Stranded at Sylvandale Ranch, Chopper Pilot takes advantage of the situation by demanding $1200 per person to evacuate injured person and others. Bridge washed out, several buildings lost. Person injured trying to save items in building washing into river.

To say the least, this is not the kind of behavior you wish for when it comes to disasters.

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It's hard to tell from this video what is actually happening, but it seems like:

Clueless guy wants a chopper ride from where he is currently (and in no apparent danger) to somewhere else. He wants to bring his woman with him.

Chopper pilot basically tells him to fuck off by telling him he needs to pay for the privilege, and that there are a multitude of other folks in far more need than he, who will likely NOT be charged for the privilege.

Or did I miss something?