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A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Hercules turned 50 this March, as it was delivering aid in the Pacific.

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Taissa Csaky spoke to four swiftwater rescue practitioners with long experience of such technical situations.

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EMS Flight Crew, the international online community for air medical professionals, has launched a new, redesigned version of the emsflightcrew.com website.

The Australian Antarctic Division’s Polar Medicine Unit recently reported on the smooth transfer of a ‘seriously ill’ expeditioner from Australia’s Davis station in Antarctica by helicopter to the icebreaker Aurora Australis.

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CareFlight teams flew through Cyclone Nathan to bring four patients to Darwin as strong winds and rain lashed the Northern Territory in March

In early March, European Air Ambulance (EAA) reported on a mission it completed to fly a patient from Abuja in Nigeria to Leipzig in Germany. The following account is based on information provided by EAA flight physician Dr Mark Schorr.

During the West African Ebola outbreak, EAA was contacted by a German company with business activities in Nigeria requesting the transport of an expatriate a specialised hospital in Germany.

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Hercules turned 50 this March, as it was delivering aid in the Pacific.

Military/coast guard

The 129th Rescue Wing has shared a video highlighting its achievements in 2014.

A national day of mourning was declared in Serbia after an Mi-17 Army helicopter crashed during a mission to transport a five-day-old baby.

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MedEvac Foundation International has announced the 2015 recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship to be Dr Andrew Latimer, a University of Cincinnati Air Care and Mobile Care flight physician

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Kevin Sperling, safety manager of Life Link III in the US, recently reported on a non-injury incident via the CONCERN Network.

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Two people were located and rescued by Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Air Rescue South, after their kayaking trip led to an extensive multi-agency search

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