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.
New Zealand (wellington.scoop.co.nz) - A Wellington woman was rescued by the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue helicopter on Dec. 6 after she fell while climbong on the upper slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
newspressnow.com - The LifeNet of the Heartland helicopter at Rosecrans Memorial Airport has been upgraded in an effort to provide improved emergency medical transportation for critically injured or ill people in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. The interior of the new LifeNet helicopter is like a small emergency room.