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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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Four backpackers were injured after their car rolled near Jabiru, in Australia’s Northern Territory, on 30 July.

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

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US-based fixed-wing air ambulance provider Emergency Airlift has announced the official start of operations at its new base in the Philippines.

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

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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.

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Eric Graff, Lead Helitack and paramedic at Grand Canyon National Park, has received the inaugural Tom Clausing Aviation All Risk Programs Award. This national award, named in honour of former Grand Canyon Paramedic Tom Clausing, ‘recognises an individual or organisation who shows exemplary qualities in the area of all risk services’

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

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Eric Graff, Lead Helitack and paramedic at Grand Canyon National Park, has received the inaugural Tom Clausing Aviation All Risk Programs Award. This national award, named in honour of former Grand Canyon Paramedic Tom Clausing, ‘recognises an individual or organisation who shows exemplary qualities in the area of all risk services’