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Queensland, Australia (Brisbane Times) - A sick passenger had to be airlifted by an RACQ CQ Rescue crew from the Pacific Dawn cruise ship off Mackay early on Nov. 14. The 67 year old woman was a passenger on the ship and had been suffering from a medical condition.

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aviationnews.eu - The crew of a Russian Mi-26 military helicopter from the Eastern Military District Army Aviation airbase saved a baby polar bear from starving to death in the Arctic, after the young bear became separated from its mother.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (azfamily.com) - A 68-year-old woman was rescued from the Grand Canyon by helicopter after she slipped off a trail and landed near a cliff edge.

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Singapore (The Straits Times) - In a show of The Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) operational readiness, a Rescue 11 Super Puma helicopter was activated on Tuesday evening to evacuate a crew member in a cargo vessel out at sea.

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Northumberland, England (Shields Gazette) - A woman was airlifted to hospital Nov. 5 after RNLI volunteers and an RAF helicopter battled to save her in rough seas.

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Ladakh, India (NetIndian) - Indian Air Force helicopter pilots carried out a daring rescue operation to successfully evacuate a woman and her newborn baby, who were in distress, from a remote and inhospitable region of Ladakh on Nov. 1.

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China Daily - Policemen transfer injured passengers from a bus accident to a hospital in Shanghai using helicopters on Nov. 3. This is the first time for the police in China to use helicopters in a rescue operation.

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Reno, Nev. (kolotv.com) - Two men were pulled from the choppy waters of Pyramid Lake, Nov. 3, thanks to a multi-agency rescue effort which included the Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter and volunteers from the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit.

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Grosse Ile, Mich. (CBS Detroit) - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three teens who became stranded off the coast of Grosse Ile due to deteriorating weather conditions on Oct. 31.

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Aberdeenshire, Scotland (The Press and Journal) - A north-east trawler has been involved in a dramatic helicopter rescue, only weeks after its sister ship was the centre of a similar operation.

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