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Corpus Christi, Texas (dvidshub.net) - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two overdue divers offshore from San Jose Island, Texas, June 27.

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Times Colonist - An injured crew member from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy was treated and released from hospital in Comox after being rescued by a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter on June 25.

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New Zealand (Otago Daily Times) - Central South Island Helicopters owner and pilot John Oakes was presented with a Royal Humane Society medal by the Governor-General, recognising his bravery in going to the aid of three people seriously injured in a crash in the Antarctic. Find out more about the Herbert-based pilot.

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Mackinac County, Mich. (mlive.com) - A 65-year-old Richland woman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after her sailboat ran aground in the Straits of Mackinac.

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New Zealand (The New Zealand Herald) - Dunedin's marine search and rescue volunteers - the longest-running rescue squad in New Zealand - say they were about two months from being out of business, with their work threatened by ageing harnesses. "We only had about two months to go before they were past their use-by date...so we were really happy the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund stepped in."

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The Asian Age - Indian Navy and Coast Guard helicopters overcame difficult weather conditions to rescue 20 people on board a drifting merchant ship off Vasai coast in neighbouring Palghar district.

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Alberta, Canada (Calgary Herald) - It's officially summer, but two technical rescues by the Parks Mountain Safety teams saw both sun and snow on the weekend.

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falmouthpacket.co.uk - A Royal Navy Aircrewman who risked his life to pluck five French fishermen from stormy seas has received a medal for his bravery. Petty Officer Aircrewman Russ 'Patch' Adams was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) by Prince William Duke of Cambridge, at a formal ceremony at Windsor Castle.

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New Zealand (scoop.co.nz) – The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was involved in a challenging high altitude rescue. The helicopter was dispatched by the Police to assist with the search for and recovery of some missing / injured hikers in the Tongariro National Park.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (cjad.com) – Four hikers were airlifted to safety off the side of Mont-Saint-Hilaire in the Montérégie on June 18.

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