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Elkhart, Ind. (The Elkhart Truth) — Plans for a helicopter landing pad at Elkhart General Hospital were approved by the Elkhart City Council Sept. 9. The council voted 9-0 in favor of amending planning documents that will allow medical helicopters to land on top of a wing of the hospital that is part of a $76 million dollar expansion plan.

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County Wicklow, Ireland (RTE News) - Three injured climbers have been rescued from a Co Wicklow mountain cliff face by abseiling rescue teams and a helicopter in a major operation involving around 40 rescuers.

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Bon Echo Park, Ont. (cnews.canoe.ca) — Two teen sisters who were lost in the woods for a day and a half at Bon Echo Provincial Park in eastern Ontario have been found safe and sound.

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Northumberland, England (tyneandwear.sky.com) - A fisherman is in hospital after being plucked from rocks by an RAF Sea King crew in a daring night rescue. Rescuers were scrambled at just after 7.30pm on Aug. 23 when a fishing boat piloted by three men was washed onto rocks by high seas off the coast of Blyth, in Northumberland.

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On August 14, 2013, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Foothills District deputies and the Pima County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit responded to Catalina State Park reference an injured hiker near Romero Pools. It was reported the hiker suffered a broken arm when he fell trying to get away from a mountain lion.

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Shannon, Ireland (The Southern Star) - On August 9, the Shannon based Search and Rescue Helicopter (R115) flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.

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British Columbia, Canada (globalnews.ca) - Search and Rescue crews have saved countless lives across the province, whether that's rescuing lost or injured hikers or digging out avalanche victims. Now there is a call from a high profile member of the North Shore Rescue Team to reform the way things are done.

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., hoisted a woman from a cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore., Aug.9.

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New Zealand (Rotorua Daily Post) - This year's Westpac Chopper Appeal has raised $24,514 for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter. All donations from the appeal will be distributed to the country's 16 rescue chopper services, with the money collected in each region going back to the local trust. "New Zealanders have once again rallied behind their local rescue helicopters to ensure they can continue to carry out life-saving rescue missions every day."

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hannibal.net - After months of exploring its options in Northeast Missouri, a medical helicopter service has decided to put a base of operations at Hannibal Regional Airport.

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