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Fort Dodge, Iowa (kcci.com) — A medical helicopter that will be stationed at a Fort Dodge hospital will improve air ambulance service in a high-need area. The addition of the air ambulance is the result of a partnership between the hospital and UnityPoint Health LifeFlight, based in Des Moines.

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edp24.co.uk - Lieutenant Nick Grimmer has been carrying out flying operations in Sierra Leone with 820 Naval Air Squadron on board the hospital ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus, in aid of the UK's efforts to stem the Ebola crisis.

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England (businesscornwall.co.uk) - Two new helicopters to serve the people of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly were unveiled Jan. 12 before special guests, trustees, staff, and volunteers of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

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New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) - When it rains it pours and the saying could never be truer for pilots and paramedics flying for Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) during summer.

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Queensland, Australia (The Age) - Queensland mining giant Clive Palmer was forced to use his private helicopter to pluck up to 60 people from treacherous floodwaters in and around his horse stud in south-east Queensland.

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jems.com - A Swiss Air-Rescue Rega helicopter crew rescues a mountain guide who dislocated his left shoulder during a high-altitude climb. The guide was able to activate the EMS system's new smartphone app that transmits the latitude/longitude coordinates of callers to the helicopter dispatch center.

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Aurora, Ore. - Life Flight Network will be opening a base at the Burley Municipal Airport (Burley, ID). The base is scheduled to begin 24/7 operation March 20, 2015. In conjunction with the new helicopter base opening in Rexburg, Idaho, the helicopter base in Burley will significantly improve access to air medical resources in Idaho.

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Isle of Wight, England (scottishdailyexpress.co.uk) - The Hoegh Osaka, a car carrier, was run aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent close to the Isle of Wight on Jan. 4 — before listing to 45 degrees. HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed a helicopter and three RNLI lifeboats from Yarmouth, Calshot and Cowes rescued the entire 25 crew members on board, who were all "safe and well."

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The Washington Post - A severely injured hiker was lifted off rugged Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park on Jan. 2 by a U.S. Park Police helicopter from Washington.

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Sandoval County, N.M. (abqjournal.com) - The Sandoval County Fire Department will begin using a new emergency medical helicopter on Jan. 10, thanks to a public-private partnership between Sandoval County and Tri-State Careflight.

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