Halyna Hutchins
Halyna Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmakers Reception at Cafe Terigo on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie

Bodycam footage of paramedics trying to save "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has just been released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The intense scenes captured in the clip show Hutchins’ final moments after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot her during a rehearsal take.

According to Metro, the footage is part of several pieces of evidence shared by the County Sheriff’s Office relating to its ongoing investigation into the on-set fatal shooting of Hutchins. All evidence files released and shared also include videos of after-scenes as well as interviews with Baldwin and the film’s official armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed.

The distressing footage showed Hutchins lying on the ground as a number of paramedics tended to her alongside the film’s director Joel Souza who also sustained a gunshot wound from the prop gun. “Halyna, stay with us!” paramedics could be heard crying out to the cinematographer as they desperately tried to save her.

Hutchins suffered a bullet wound in her right armpit, at which the bullet bore through the top of her shoulder. A paramedic can be seen applying pressure on her wound while another prepped all the apparatus and the oxygen needed by the still responsive cinematographer. “Hang in there,” the paramedic told Hutchins while instructing her to take deep breaths.

Other clips that were released contained footage of personnel that can be heard talking about transferring Hutchins to a medical helicopter for her emergency transport to a hospital. She can be seen being placed onto a stretcher and rushed out of the chapel setting. Another clip also showed Souza speaking with law enforcement officers in the hospital, and inquiring about the cinematographer’s state.

As of now, investigators are working on various aspects of the case mostly focusing on outstanding components such as FBI firearm and ballistic forensics as well as data analysis on Baldwin’s mobile phone.

Recent reports have come into view regarding the film’s production company having prior knowledge of non-compliance with firearm safety procedures on the set. It was also found that the company had demonstrated indifference to the safety of its employees.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in a statement, “The files are all related to the Rust movie set investigation and include lapel/dash camera footage from deputies and detectives, incident reports, crime scene photos, examination reports, witness interviews, set video and staff photos collected throughout the course of this investigation.”

The state of New Mexico issued an order to Rust Movie Productions to pay the maximum allowable fine amounting to $136,793 after a six-month investigation was concluded by the New Mexico’s environment department.

A photo of Serge Svetnoy and Halyna Hutchins
A photo of Serge Svetnoy and Halyna Hutchins is displayed after a press conference with attorney Gary Dordick (not pictured) and Serge Svetnoy, chief lighting technician for the film Rust, about a lawsuit filed after the fatal shooting on the film Rust during a press conference on November 10, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. - US actor Alec Baldwin is being sued by a "Rust" crew member over the fatal on-set shooting of a cinematographer last month, lawyers said Wednesday. Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

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