Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue kitesurfer from Polesands

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Left to right: Crew volunteer, Guy Munnings; Kitesurfer casualty and Crew volunteer, Andrew Stott in front of D class inshore lifeboat George Bearman and Tooltrak tractor involved in the rescue. (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launched at 12.55pm on 30 October to a kitesurfer on a sandbank, 500m south of the lifeboat station.

Crew volunteers were on scene within four minutes following a call to the Coastguard from the casualty’s mother, on the beach. The lady from London had lost control of her kite when the wind dropped in a strong ebb tide.

 

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Safran suffers leak, situation under control

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After a good start to the Transat Jacques Vabre, Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven were forced to turn back home last night. The cause was a crack in the hull at the starboard foil that generated a leak. It is impossible to continue the race in this condition. Contacted this morning, the Safran duo are headed for Brest where they are expected as night falls.

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Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

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Aircraft will add to existing fleet in Northwest United States, with delivery expected by the end of 2015
Life Link III’s AW119Kx fleet upgrade has led to improved helicopter EMS capabilities and expanded coverage areas
Over 250 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by over 100 customers.

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015.

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Life Flight Network Surpasses 10,000 Flight Hours, Reaching Landmark Achievement in AW119Kx Fleet

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Milestone comes just two years after initial deliveries
Life Flight Network has now taken delivery of 19 AW119Kx EMS helicopters
Over 250 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by over 100 customers.

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled to customers and industry. Life Flight Network has now taken delivery of 19 AW119Kx helicopters, including two in June of 2015.

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The South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) Orders Three AW119Kx Helicopters

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These aircraft add to the current fleet of five AW119Kes utilised in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) role.
Deliveries of the three helicopters are foreseen in 2016
Over 250 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by more than 110 customers.

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa has signed a contract for three AW119Kx EMS-equipped helicopters to expand their existing fleet of five AW119Ke aircraft. The contract also includes an option to acquire five additional units. The initial three aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility between January and October 2016.

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