A most imaginative Swiss soldier-instructor, in cooperation with the Alpine Research Station at the Jungfraujoch Mountain, Switzerland, has perfected an infallible electronic device able to detect buried avalanche victims.
SCU. The listening device is demonstrated.
CU.PAN.From the "bells" of the device PAN UP to operator adjusting hearing aid.
CU. Alters controls on transformer/amplifier.
SV. Device is demonstrated.
SV. Man jumps into deep hole in snow and fits himself into crevice.
SV.PAN.Hole is filled in.
CU. Snow into hole.
CU. (SOF UP) Operator starts detector.
CU. (SOF DETECTOR NOISE) Detector sweeps over now.
SV. (SOF DOWN AT 35ft) Operator points to spot directly over buried man, men dig.
SV. Operator watches.
SV. (7 shots) Buried man is found and assisted from hole.
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Background: A most imaginative Swiss soldier-instructor, in cooperation with the Alpine Research Station at the Jungfraujoch Mountain, Switzerland, has perfected an infallible electronic device able to detect buried avalanche victims.
Tests recently made in the Swiss Alps with a human "guinea-pig", proved that this electronic "St. Bernard dog" is able to locate the exact underground position of a snow-fall casualty - thus giving far greater speed for rescue work than ever before.
This bell-shaped apparatus works by means of an amplifier system which locates heat waves and transforms them into acoustic waves. As soon as the warmth of a human being is detected - approximately 37Ã¸ Centigrade or 98Ã¸ Fahrenheit - the noise of the device increases and reaches a maximum when the victim is located exactly.