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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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Shannon, Ireland (The Southern Star) - On August 9, the Shannon based Search and Rescue Helicopter (R115) flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.

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British Columbia, Canada (globalnews.ca) - Search and Rescue crews have saved countless lives across the province, whether that's rescuing lost or injured hikers or digging out avalanche victims. Now there is a call from a high profile member of the North Shore Rescue Team to reform the way things are done.

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., hoisted a woman from a cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore., Aug.9.

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New Zealand (Rotorua Daily Post) - This year's Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $24,514 for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter. All donations from the appeal will be distributed to the country's 16 rescue chopper services, with the money collected in each region going back to the local trust. "New Zealanders have once again rallied behind their local rescue helicopters to ensure they can continue to carry out life-saving rescue missions every day."

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hannibal.net - After months of exploring its options in Northeast Missouri, a medical helicopter service has decided to put a base of operations at Hannibal Regional Airport.

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Moose, Wyo. (Idaho State Journal) - Teton Interagency Helicopter 25 and its crew remained busy following a late night lighting storm and two rescues last week.

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Long Island, N.Y. (Daily Mail) - A missing lobster fisherman has been found alive after an eight-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard. Members of the Cape Cod helicopter crew said that he was 'just a flash of white floating in the water.'

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NBC Washington - A Fairfax (Va.) County helicopter crew that helped rescue two boys lost in woods on a frigid day in January was honored on July 20. With just minutes of daylight left, and running low on fuel, the three men aboard Fairfax One spotted clues to the kids and led a ground team to save the boys.

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