Diver rescued by LASD

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Air Rescue 5, based in the US, recently responded to an emergency marine broadcast 40 miles (65 km) off the coast of Los Angeles, near Santa Barbara Island. It was set off due to a diver in distress. LASD Air Rescue 5 arrived on scene with a five-person crew consisting of 3 LASD Deputy Sheriff paramedic divers, a pilot and a co-pilot.

The crew hoisted the diver, who was unresponsive, off the deck of the dive boat on which she had travelled. LASD Air Rescue 5 said that the diver was then airlifted to the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber for further treatment. 

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance has shared the news that its newest recruit – a female pilot bear mascot – has been in demand attending fundraising events across the county.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has permanently relocated its paediatric and neonatal operation to a new base in Cardiff.

The new plane will perform medical transportation flights throughout North America, South America and Central America.

The system allows recording of multiple channels of video in colour and infrared, along with continuous GPS and mapping data.

he objective of the course is to train physicians, nurses and nursing technicians in aeromedical evacuation in an operational and tactical environment.