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Live Oak, Fla. (Suwannee Democrat) — The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners gave Air Methods the approval to relocate one of its three life-flight aircrafts to Suwannee County. According to Public Safety Director James Sommers, this is a win-win situation for the county.

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India (The Hindu) - Four Dhruv helicopters pressed into service by the Indian Army in flood-hit Uttarakhand have proved their mettle in carrying out relief operations and dropping paratroopers in some of the most inaccessible areas.

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Sierra City, Calif. (The Sacramento Bee) - California Highway Patrol air rescuers battled windy conditions to pluck two stranded teenagers from a 8,600-foot-high cliff in the Sierra Buttes June 15.

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Bismarck, S.D. (The Bismarck Tribune) - Sanford Health dedicated its first air medical helicopter for Bismarck on June 14. The air ambulance will provide emergency medical transport for patients in need of care without easy access to a hospital.

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Bristol, England (The Bristol Post) - Work has started on a helicopter pad on the roof of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The helipad deck is arriving at the city centre hospital in parts, ready to be assembled over the next 12 weeks. It is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the city centre hospital and will open in 2014.

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Dresden, Germany (The Washington Post) — Desperate families were plucked from rooftops by helicopters, cars were swept away by raging torrents, and levees failed without warning as central Europe staggered under an inland ocean of flooding.

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Three helicopters responded to the I-5 bridge collapse in Washington State on May 23, 2013: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Rescue Team in "SnoHawk 10;" U.S. Navy Whidbey SAR in "Rescue 58;" Customs Border Protection in "Omaha."

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Denton, Texas (dentonrc.com) - Medical transportation provider CareFlite will have a new home in Denton this August, where it will lease space in a brand-new hangar at Denton Enterprise Airport. CareFlite will occupy 715 square feet of office space and 4,160 square feet of hangar space to house a helicopter and about 12 employees.

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New South Wales, Australia (Coffs Coast Advocate) - A solid wind-swept swell pummels in on Park Beach, as a sole swimmer struggles to stay afloat. A distant rumble quickly becomes a roar and soon the waves are parted by the downward force of a helicopter's spinning rotors. Hovering above the swimmer's head, a winchman abseils from the chopper and takes grasp of the patient.

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Long Beach, Calif. (patch.com) - A new helicopter will transport critically injured patients St. Mary's Medical Center from Long Beach and surrounding areas.

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