Days after the tragic Brazilian soccer team plane crash on Tuesday, footage showing Helio Neto being pulled from the plane’s fuselage is currently doing the rounds online.
Neto, Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense defender, is one of six survivors from the crash of a plane carrying members of the soccer team. The charter plane crashed on Tuesday on a mountainous terrain in Colombia.
Helio Neto’s Head Injury
As reported by the Fox News, Neto sustained serious injuries from the crash. This prompted doctors to conduct cranial operations on him. A total of 71 individuals have died in the accident out of the 81 passengers and crew of the flight.
Gelson Dalla Costa, spokesperson for Chapecoense, said that the 31-year-old central defender is currently in the process of recovery despite the gravity of injuries he had sustained.
Jackson Follman, the team’s goalkeeper, also survived the incident. However, Follman’s right leg had to be amputated due to serious injuries. Alan Ruschel, Neto’s fellow defender, survived the crash.
“Follman underwent some surgeries and had a leg amputated, but he’s OK. Neto has cranial trauma and is in surgery at the moment. Our expectation is that all those people will live,” Dalla Costa was quoted as saying by Fox News.
In the video, Neto is seen struggling with the injuries he sustained as rescue personnel take the bodies from the fuselage.
A rescuer who conducted the search and rescue operations described the atmosphere at the crash site where they saw Neto. The commander said they did not expect anyone to survive such accident until they saw Neto alive with other survivors, Marca reported.
“They just found Neto alive. There are six survivors. It seemed that there were no survivors but in the fuselage we managed to recover another person,” the commander said, as reported by Radio Caracol citing the Antioquia Police.
*NOTE: The video footage below may be disturbing to viewers.