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(ABC News Online) - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man whose goat had kicked him off a Puerto Rican mountainside Tuesday. The unidentified man fell an estimated 100 feet down the mountain in Yauco, Puerto Rico, after his goat became unruly, according to a Coast Guard statement.

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St. Lucie County, Fla. (wptv.com) - A woman is in stable condition at Broward General Hospital after being medically evacuated  from the Carnival Cruise Ship Fascination on Dec. 15.

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abc.net.au - One of the longest-serving crew members for the Northern Rivers rescue helicopter service has been awarded a National Medal for his service. Helicopter crew chief Roger Fry has been described as a typical Aussie hero who prefers to fly under the radar.

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It may be this week’s most often repeated helicopter story. On Tuesday, December 17, a Royal Canadian Air Force Griffon helicopter — the RCAF’s name for the Bell 412EP — plucked a crane operator who had been trapped 18 stories above the ground by a raging fire below from the very end of the boom.

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South Australia (abc.net.au) - By the end of this summer, Surf Life Saving SA's Geoff Brennecke will have reached his 35th year of volunteering as a helicopter crew member in the rescue chopper.

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Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (DVIDS) - When a pilot or aircrew member ejects from their aircraft in the middle of the ocean, being rescued by a search and rescue team is their highest hope. To prepare, Marines and sailors executed a combat search and rescue mission Dec. 11 with fixed-wing and rotary-wing assets off the coast of Guam during Exercise Forager Fury II.

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Australia (Fraser Coast Chronicle) - As an aircrewman, Jerm Cutelli is responsible for coordinating each mission flown by a typical four-man rescue helicopter crew. He can find himself operating a winch to rescue people out of high seas, flying patients from hospital to hospital, or landing on the Bruce Hwy after a serious crash. 

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South Australia (The Advertiser) - Three people have been rescued by helicopter after their boat capsized in a freak accident off Cape Jervis. Two men and a woman were rescued from rocks after the boat they were fishing in overturned in Backstairs Passage.

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abc.net.au - Tasmania's police rescue helicopter has been used to rescue a teenager injured after jumping more than 8 metres down a cliff at a popular beach in the state's south.

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Hartford, Conn. (WFSB) - A Connecticut veteran is in the business of saving lives. Senior pilot, Richard Magner of Glastonbury says he is at home when he is flying the Life Star medical helicopter around Connecticut. Magner flew the very first life star flight from Hartford Hospital 28 years ago and at the age of 67, he's still going strong.

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