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AVweb - A Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter crew has won two of the most prestigious search and rescue awards for a daring mission into the teeth of one of the biggest winter storms to hit North America earlier this year. The servicemen will pick up the Cormorant Trophy and the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award in London on Oct. 23.

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Fairbanks, Alaska (AP) — A National Guard helicopter crew returning from picking up a hunter suffering heart problems in Alaska made an unexpected rescue when it spotted three men in pickup truck that was overturned in a creek and partially submerged.

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West Palm Beach, Fla. (Huffington Post) - Two Bahamian men left for some fishing and ended up floating on the hull of their capsized 20-foot boat - for eight days. The men were individually hoisted into a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter using a rescue basket and flown to Delray Medical Center to be treated for dehydration and hypothermia.

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Business Insider - After relentless rains have overtaken eastern Colorado with flood waters that have led to hundreds stranded, President Obama has declared the area a federal disaster zone.

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Lakewood, N.M. (KRQE) - It took a helicopter to rescue Bob and Marilyn Railey from their Lakewood RV Sept. 12 because of the threat of additional flooding.

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Elkhart, Ind. (The Elkhart Truth) — Plans for a helicopter landing pad at Elkhart General Hospital were approved by the Elkhart City Council Sept. 9. The council voted 9-0 in favor of amending planning documents that will allow medical helicopters to land on top of a wing of the hospital that is part of a $76 million dollar expansion plan.

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County Wicklow, Ireland (RTE News) - Three injured climbers have been rescued from a Co Wicklow mountain cliff face by abseiling rescue teams and a helicopter in a major operation involving around 40 rescuers.

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Bon Echo Park, Ont. (cnews.canoe.ca) — Two teen sisters who were lost in the woods for a day and a half at Bon Echo Provincial Park in eastern Ontario have been found safe and sound.

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Northumberland, England (tyneandwear.sky.com) - A fisherman is in hospital after being plucked from rocks by an RAF Sea King crew in a daring night rescue. Rescuers were scrambled at just after 7.30pm on Aug. 23 when a fishing boat piloted by three men was washed onto rocks by high seas off the coast of Blyth, in Northumberland.

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On August 14, 2013, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Foothills District deputies and the Pima County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit responded to Catalina State Park reference an injured hiker near Romero Pools. It was reported the hiker suffered a broken arm when he fell trying to get away from a mountain lion.

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