The Canadian Coast Guard has announced a new integrated services centre and helicopter hangar at Saint John, New Brunswick.
Father and son rescued after cliff fall
On 24 January, the Tauranga, New Zealand-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter operated by Philips Search and Rescue Trust flew to Omanawa Falls, south of Tauranga, to aid a 37-year-old man and his 12-year-old son, who had both fallen 100 m (330 ft) off a cliffside walking track. Reportedly, the boy fell first, and his father then fell while attempting to aid him. They both suffered serious injuries – the father to his back and shoulder, the boy to his head – and were winched from where they had fallen and airlifted to hospital in Tauranga for treatment.
A Georgia, US, law enforcement helicopter crashed into an Alabama river in Chilton County on 16 November, leading to the deaths of all onboard crew members.
KDDI Corp. has announced plans to use drone technology to support search and rescue efforts on Mount Fuji.
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Surplus aircraft from the Canadian Coast Guard are to be donated to educational institutions across Canada, in a plan backed by the Canadian Government.