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NBC Washington - A Fairfax (Va.) County helicopter crew that helped rescue two boys lost in woods on a frigid day in January was honored on July 20. With just minutes of daylight left, and running low on fuel, the three men aboard Fairfax One spotted clues to the kids and led a ground team to save the boys.

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The Irish Times - A newborn boy owes his safe delivery to the Irish Coast Guard's Sligo-based search and rescue helicopter crew, following an emergency medical evacuation from Donegal's Arranmore island.

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londonwired.co.uk - A Royal Marine who rescued a father and son stranded on a yacht in stormy seas has collected the George Medal, the UK's second highest medal for bravery.

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en.ce.cn - The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Chengdu Military Area Command has dispatched helicopters to help with relief work in Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, which has been affected by flooding.

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Bahrain is to launch a helicopter rescue service to ferry injured people to hospital after accidents and emergencies. The Cabinet approved a proposal to create the Central Emergency Service, which includes air rescue.

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New Delhi (The Times of India) - Continuing with its Operation Rahat, the IAF's old but gigantic heavy-lift Mi-26 helicopter has flown four sorties since July 12 to airlift 17,500 kg of equipment, including two bulldozers, required by the Border Roads Organization to reconstruct roads in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

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New Delhi (The Telegraph) - A rumble woke up pilots and crew at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police mess in Gauchar, Uttarakhand. Another landslide was threatening the station and the single Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter Mark 1 that was at the base. For days, the helicopter had been used to evacuate the stranded.

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Coquitlam, BC, Canada (North Shore News) - North Shore Rescue was called in to help with the rescue of a man stranded on a narrow cliff ledge in Coquitlam over the weekend. Coquitlam Search and Rescue had spotted the subject from the air in a very steep canyon area, overlooking the Pitt River, and a short time later, they called requesting assistance to do a helicopter long line rescue.

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Dickinson, N.D. (The Dickinson Press) - It is becoming easier for emergency personnel to reach western North Dakota residents in need of medical help — even those who may think they are out of reach. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held July 10 at the Biesiot Activities Center for the Spirit Lifeline air medical helicopter, the first of its kind in Dickinson.

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Isle of Wight, England (portsmouth.co.uk) - A fisherman was plucked from the sea by a rescue helicopter crew after his boat sank beneath him off the Isle of Wight.

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