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Kent, England (kentonline.co.uk) - Two children were among a group winched to safety by a helicopter during a dramatic seafront rescue in Herne Bay.

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San Bernardino, Calif. (Daily Press) - The San Bernardino County Fire Department is finishing up a trial program to test the feasibility of providing rescue, treatment, and transportation for victims out of a single helicopter.

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Lancashire, England (Lancashire Telegraph) - The National Police Air Service mobilised a helicopter from its base in Warton, near Preston, and discovered two 'vulnerable' missing women 25 minutes later.

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brisbanetimes.com.au - Dozens of terrified tourists had to abseil to safety or be airlifted by helicopter from cable cars in the French resort of Grenoble, after they became stuck in high winds.

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Westport, New Zealand (stuff.co.nz) - The rescue of a "very ill" Ukrainian fisherman from a ship off the West Coast was made more challenging by huge ocean swells and strong winds, Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter duty pilot Flint Horn said.

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Black Hills, S.D. (newscenter1.tv) - The Interagency Helicopter Medevac has held its fourth annual training session in the Black Hills.

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Warrenton, Ore. — A Good Samaritan and U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued five people and recovered one person from a capsized boat on the Columbia River Bar, June 20.
 

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Escanaba, Mich. (dailypress.net) - A different type of vehicle is parked in the emergency parking lot of OSF St. Francis Hospital - the new helicopter ambulance that will be transporting patients to and from the hospital has made its debut.

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kpbs.org - Firefighters had their hands full when hot, dry, and windy conditions — a rarity in mid-May — fed a dozen San Diego wildfires. More than 40 planes and helicopters logged time fighting fires around the county during that week.

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english.jschina.com.cn - Three helicopters were dispatched May 30 to fight a forest fire that has raged in east China's Shandong province since May 29.

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