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The Press Enterprise - Cal Fire pilot Desiree Horton held a UH-1H Super Huey helicopter steady as a hoist cable lowered a firefighter 100 feet to a injured "patient" waiting below. The firefighter attached a harness to the patient and both were lifted in Helicopter 305's cabin one at a time.

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Frisco, Colo. (CBS4) - An Army veteran badly injured in the Colorado high county reunited with the Flight for Life helicopter crew that he credits with saving his life.

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al.com - Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's aviation unit helped rescue a missing 71-year-old man in Montgomery. A helicopter was able to locate Leroy Hails and guide ground units to his location using the Project Lifesaver system.

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West Yellowstone (ktvq.com) - The Montana National Guard assisted in a search and rescue mission near Blue Paradise Lake northwest of West Yellowstone, retrieving three missing hikers from the backcountry.

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Ireland (Limerick Leader) - A 17-year-old male from Limerick was dramatically airlifted from Kilkee to University Hospital Limerick after sustaining head injuries.

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Cape Kiwanda, Ore. (The News Guard) - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a surfer, Aug. 16, who was reportedly drifting in and out of consciousness near Cape Kiwanda in near Pacific City in Tillamook County.

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Queensland, Australia (news-mail.com.au) - The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has responded to back-to-back missions on Aug. 15 after two patients were injured in separate accidents in the North Burnett region.

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Cascade, Md. (your4state.com) - A Maryland State Police helicopter crew performed a hoist rescue over the Appalachian Trail on Aug. 15.

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Blair Beggan, Director of Communications, The Association of Air Medical Services - National Aviation Day, August 19, is observed in the United States to celebrate the history and development of aviation. It also happens to coincide with the birthday of a certain Orville Wright. We are happy to share the story of Leia Isabella Martinez, a little girl who will help all of us to remember that miracles do happen. Leia was flown to hospital in a life-saving, specially-equipped helicopter...

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BC, Canada (coastreporter.net) - Two hikers were rescued by helicopter off Mount Elphinstone on Aug. 8 after one of them, a 20-year-old man, fell down Langdale Falls and suffered multiple injuries including a leg fracture and hypothermia.

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