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San Diego, Calif. (fox5sandiego.com) — Rescuers used a helicopter to lift an injured man from a rock ledge after he fell at Sunset Cliffs on March 26.

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Hampshire, England (The Telegraph) - A Chinook transport helicopter has left its base at RAF Odiham in Hampshire headed for Northern Ireland, where it will be used to deliver feed to livestock in the worst affected remote areas.

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The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit Rescued an injured back-country skier located at 5200 foot level, east of Stevens Pass Ski Area.

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airspacemag.com - From their first appearance in military operations, when they were sent to ferry supplies during the closing months of World War II, helicopters have been pressed into service to rescue the endangered and the wounded.

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Snowdon, Wales (Daily Mail) - An RAF helicopter was scrambled on March 20 to rescue a 41-year-old woman and boy of 17 who were stranded up Mount Snowdon. The Sea King helicopter flew out from Valley, Anglesey, and, along with members of the Llanberis mountain rescue team, went to their aid after the pair were found by another walker stranded on ice and snow more than 3,000ft up.

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Niagara Falls (niagarafallsreview.ca) - Niagara Helicopters might be in the tourism business, but they have proven to be life savers for anyone who needs to be rescued after going over Niagara Falls or getting stuck in the Niagara Gorge.

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news.stv.tv - Two helicopter crewmen have been honoured for their part in a dramatic North Sea rescue. Winchman Andrew Cowx and operator Paul Walters were able to evacuate 11 people on board the oil standby ship Vos Sailor, which had been pounded by heavy seas last December.

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Queensland, Australia (Daily Mercury) - Ever wondered what it would be like to be winched out of a helicopter? Now you can see what an RACQ-CQ Rescue crew member sees when they're tasked to operations across the region.

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Vacaville, Calif. (Times Herald) - Like a scene out of "M*A*S*H*" the Blackhawk appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Then it landed at Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center off Vaca Valley Road. The hospital is just one of two Northern California medical facilities with a helipad large enough to accommodate the aircraft.

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New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) - The sound of the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter getting closer and closer can be heard. Within minutes, expert medical treatment is administered and the patient is whisked away to hospital in the helicopter. Another life is saved, thanks to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.

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