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Alberta, Canada (canmoreleader.com) - A paraglider had to be airlifted off the Lady MacDonald Mountain near Canmore after crashing Feb. 14.

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North Shore City, New Zealand (3news.co.nz) - A 23-year-old Auckland woman has been rescued after spending the night in the sea off Takapuna Beach.

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Flagstaff, Ariz. (azdailysun.com) - Flagstaff Medical Center's air arm is stepping in to help with search and rescue missions in northern Arizona at a time when the state Department of Public Safety's Flagstaff-based helicopter is grounded much of the time due to budget constraints.

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Queensland, Australia (Sunshine Coast Daily) - Maryborough flood victim Aimee Turner has described Sunshine Coast AGL helicopter rescue crewman Rick Harvey as a hero after he winched her and her six-month-old baby Benji to safety from the roof of their home.

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Queensland, Australia (Sunshine Coast Daily) - Bundaberg's helicopter rescue service flew more than 80 hours to save more than 100 people during the flood crisis. The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter Service, which relies on community donations to keep in the air, joined 18 rescue helicopters which swarmed over the flood stricken streets of North Bundaberg, winching hundreds to safety.

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Huntingdonshire, England (huntspost.co.uk) - A doctor has come up with an unusual way to assist the emergency services — by offering up his back garden for use by helicopters. Dr Chris Hertzog, from Ramsey, has recently upgraded the helipad at the rear of his Manor House home.

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Ayrshire, Scotland (Guide and Gazette) - A man is being treated in hospital for hypothermia after his kayak overturned at sea. A rescue helicopter from Prestwick was scrambled to the incident around 275m off the Ayrshire coast at around 2.50pm on Feb. 2.

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Beaumont, Ireland (independent.ie) - A new helipad to service Dublin hospitals will come into operation next month. The football pitch at Our Lady of Mercy College in Beaumont will be used as a landing place for the helicopter air ambulance service.

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Queensland, Australia (Gladstone Observer) - An elderly couple was rescued by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter after their home at Pacific Haven, east of Childers, was inundated with water.

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Queensland, Australia (Gladstone Observer) - In a dramatic rescue for an RACQ Capricorn Helicopter, a 14-month-old child was placed in a bag and hoisted to safety after flood waters swept the truck he was in off a Biloela road.

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