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A man was rescued by the US Coast Guard on 10 July after his sailboat caught fire west of Hudson, Florida. He was hoisted to safety by a USCG helicopter crew along with his dog, Evi.

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At around 12:30 hrs on 24 June, a fire broke out in a sawmill in Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest, Germany.

Six-year-old Ebony Meek was knocked down on her way to school in the UK earlier this year.

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TrustAir Aviation Ltd, a fixed-wing air ambulance provider, is to launch in Hungary this August.

Skyservice Air Ambulance of Canada and ER24 Emergency Medical Services of South Africa announced on 9 July that they had signed a partnership agreement.

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Vodafone Spain has launched a project to field sea rescue drones on popular Spanish beaches.

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A P-3C CUP+ Orion plane proved decisive in multinational operations that took place recently in the Mediterranean Sea and resulted in the rescue of hundreds of illegal migrants, the Portuguese Air Force has reported.

The Czech Ministry of Defence has reported that seven wounded Ukrainian adults and two children were flown to the Czech Republic in mid-July.

Medical crew

China’s Deer Jet Medical Co. Ltd. has launched a joint programme with the Renmin Hospital of Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province.

Pilots

Prince William started his first operational shift as a pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) on 13 July.

Aerial firefighting

The Russian Emergency Control Ministry reported on 25 May that its aircraft were working putting out wildfires in the Irkutsk District.