The New Zealand Herald - The Royal New Zealand Air Force says crew on a new helicopter rescued a missing tramper on the chopper's debut mission. An Air Force NH90 helicopter was deployed to find a tramper who went missing in the Tararua Forest Park north of Wellington.
Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing completed an overwater rescue mission, saving the life of a 24-year-old male on a commercial fishing vessel approximately 160 nautical miles off the coast of Monterey.
New Zealand (radionz.co.nz) - Auckland's rescue helicopters can now administer blood transfusions to critically-injured people at the scene of accidents or en route to hospital. The new service is being given a three-month trial.
Guam (guampdn.com) - Two men who went missing from an American fishing vessel positioned 10 nautical miles northwest of Apra Harbor were found swimming in open water. A U.S. Navy helicopter plucked the men from the ocean using a hoist.
independent.com.mt - Five people and the Armed Forces of Malta's helicopter rescue team were rewarded for their efforts during the 2014 edition of the national Worker of the Year awards.
grough.co.uk - The coalition Government in Great Britain has announced that the air rescue control centre will be moved from Moray in Scotland to Fareham in Hampshire and combined with the National Maritime Operations Centre.
Pattaya, Thailand (Bangkok Post) — A Thai Navy helicopter flew a 37-year-old Greek climber to safety after he got himself stranded on a 300-metre cliff on Koh Larn for three hours.
stcroixsource.com - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Puerto Rico hoisted two V.I. fishermen to safety on Dec. 8, about 14 nautical miles south of St. Thomas.
New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale-New Haven Hospital has added a helicopter to its critical care arsenal, a shared service with North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital.
New South Wales, Australia (skynews.com.au) - Seven campers, including two children, have been rescued by helicopter from rising flood waters on the NSW south coast.