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Four adults and four children were rescued by helicopter after their boat sank rapidly in rough waters off Hawaii. They were traveling from the island of Molokai to Oahu on Aug. 3 when rough seas started filling their 21-foot vessel with water. Watch footage of the rescue!

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Kent, England (kentonline.co.uk) - Two children were among a group winched to safety by a helicopter during a dramatic seafront rescue in Herne Bay.

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San Bernardino, Calif. (Daily Press) - The San Bernardino County Fire Department is finishing up a trial program to test the feasibility of providing rescue, treatment, and transportation for victims out of a single helicopter.

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Lancashire, England (Lancashire Telegraph) - The National Police Air Service mobilised a helicopter from its base in Warton, near Preston, and discovered two 'vulnerable' missing women 25 minutes later.

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brisbanetimes.com.au - Dozens of terrified tourists had to abseil to safety or be airlifted by helicopter from cable cars in the French resort of Grenoble, after they became stuck in high winds.

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Westport, New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) - The rescue of a "very ill" Ukrainian fisherman from a ship off the West Coast was made more challenging by huge ocean swells and strong winds, Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter duty pilot Flint Horn said.

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Black Hills, S.D. (newscenter1.tv) - The Interagency Helicopter Medevac has held its fourth annual training session in the Black Hills.

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Warrenton, Ore. — A Good Samaritan and U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued five people and recovered one person from a capsized boat on the Columbia River Bar, June 20.
 

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Escanaba, Mich. (dailypress.net) - A different type of vehicle is parked in the emergency parking lot of OSF St. Francis Hospital - the new helicopter ambulance that will be transporting patients to and from the hospital has made its debut.

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kpbs.org - Firefighters had their hands full when hot, dry, and windy conditions — a rarity in mid-May — fed a dozen San Diego wildfires. More than 40 planes and helicopters logged time fighting fires around the county during that week.

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