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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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Darfield, New Zealand (radionz.co.nz) - A seriously injured paraponter has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with spinal injuries after a dramatic rescue near the Mount Cheeseman ski field in Darfield. Westpac rescue helicopter pilot Stuart Farquhar says the man was in a precarious position on a steep rocky slope, secured only by his parachute which was snagged on a rock.

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Chilliwack Times - Anyone lost at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack over the Oct. 19/20 weekend would have been in excellent hands. About 350 search and rescue personnel, representing every province and territory in Canada, were on hand at the RCMP's Pacific Region Training Centre for SARScene. The annual national search and rescue conference featured live demonstrations, including a longline helicopter rescue simulation and a demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Rescue Team rescued a hiker stranded by snow on a remote section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Glacier Peak Wilderness on October 4.

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Bismark, N.D. (nursing.advanceweb.com) - Sanford AirMed in Bismarck, an air ambulance helicopter service that provides medical transport to critically ill or injured patients, is now offering specialty neonatal intensive care unit and high-risk obstetrics specialty teams.

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