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New South Wales, Australia (The Northern Star) - People have shared their appreciation for a new procedure of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter which may have played a role in saving a life. The helicopter only began carrying an emergency blood supply onboard a week before a man was attacked by a shark while body boarding at Ballina.

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Navy Times - For five lost hikers, salvation came in the form of a whirling MH-60S Sea Hawk on July 6. The helicopter spotted the hikers lost for two days in the vicinity of Tarzan Falls in Guam.

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westbriton.co.uk - Helicopter squadrons from RNAS Culdrose are due to return home on July 9 after helping to rescue thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark is set to return to Plymouth after taking part in the international search and rescue mission.

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hellenicshippingnews.com - The 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is to go to Aviation Survival Technician Christopher Leon (United States), for risking his life to save four men from a sinking ocean-going rowing boat in a dramatic rescue in the dead of night in heavy seas in the Pacific Ocean.

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(Snohomish Co., Wash.) – The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter Rescue Team (HRT) located and rescued two seriously injured climbers recently on two separate high altitude rescue missions in the Cascade mountains.

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England (kentonline.co.uk) - Kent is within weeks of having a base for a search and rescue helicopter. Bristow Helicopters has started training staff ahead of the service going live from Lydd airport sometime in July.

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The Local - A video filmed from a rescue helicopter shows how two fishermen were rescued from an inflatable lifeboat after their ship sank off the coast of northern Norway.

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Johannesburg, South Africa (yahoo) - A lion that escaped from a South African national park nearly a month ago was finally captured after being shot with a tranquiliser dart by vets in a helicopter. The lion is in good health and under observation.

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The Japan Times - The Tokyo Fire Department will launch a helicopter-based unit called Air Hyper Rescue to battle fires in high-rise buildings.

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Prince Edward Island, Canada. (ctvnews.ca) - Four fishermen were saved from their sinking fishing vessel off the coast of New Brunswick June 28. When a Cormorant helicopter and Hercules aircraft were sent to the scene, they found The Cadillac Style, a fishing vessel from Tignish, P.E.I., already partially submerged.

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