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Columbus, Ohio (The Columbus Dispatch) - Nationwide Children's Hospital is spending $7.5 million on a helicopter for transporting newborns and other pediatric patients.

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Ayrshire, Scotland (Daily Record) - Four fisherman have been airlifted to safety from their burning boat after a blaze broke out in the engine room. The crew of the Amy Harris raised the alarm after they sailed just south of the isle of Arran, off the Ayrshire coast.

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Auckland, New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) - A helicopter crewman was dropped into the water to rescue a teenage swimmer in Auckland's Tamaki Estuary.

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Queensland, Australia (Gladstone Observer) - A man suffering chest pain has been airlifted by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter from a Rio Tinto Marine bulk carrier off the coast of Gladstone.

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New South Wales, Australia (Mudgee Guardian) - As the Cudgegong District Rural Fire Service manages its several ground crews this bush fire season there are also local aerial services keeping outbreaks to a minimum. Mid-Western residents who noticed an increase in helicopters flying around over the past week can know our region is constantly being scanned for fires.

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St. Johns County, Fla. (The St. Augustine Record) - St. Johns County now has a trauma helicopter stationed within its borders, which means patients who need critical care will be able to get to the right hospital faster.

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New South Wales, Australia (Canberra Times) - Fire tore through about 25 hectares outside Bungendore as both ground and air crews battled to contain the blaze on Jan. 5.

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Kodiak City, Alaska (Popular Mechanics) - A daring airlift of 18 Shell workers is a vivid reminder of the way Alaska's extreme conditions compound risk, and that when things go bad in northern waters, all hope is with the Coast Guard.

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Queensland, Australia (Noosa News) - Two paddlers had a lucky escape when they got into difficulty in big seas off Wurtulla. The SLSQ Westpac Rescue Helicopter was going past at the time and saw they were in serious trouble.

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On Dec. 15, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, the San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff Departments, and the United States Forest Service/Angeles National Forest received an emergency call that two hikers were stranded just below the summit of the Mount Baden-Powell.

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