Author: Paul Nicholson
Three days after 12 volunteers at Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station successfully completed the charities Casualty Care training course; they were required to put their skills to the test for real.
Images of Rescue Helicopter 917 from Hull, winching a very cold and wet wind surfer from Seahouses Lifeboat, after a 2 hour ordeal clinging to a dismasted sailboard on Sunday 7th August 2016.
Flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment for possible hypothermia.
At 16.59hr on Sunday 7th August 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats to assist local Shore based Coastguards, who were searching for an overdue windsurfer at Beadnell. Sea conditions were quite rough with a strong wind.
This order will increase the Italian Coast Guard¡¦s AW139 fleet to twelve, with options for
a further two helicopters
„h Aircraft to perform maritime patrol, search and rescue and emergency medical service
„h Almost 240 customers from over 70 countries have ordered over 960 AW139 helicopters
Rome, 4 August 2016 ¡V Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today an order for additional two AW139
intermediate twin helicopters by the Italian Coast Guard. This latest contract will increase the customer¡¦s fleet
of AW139s to twelve. The AW139s will be used to perform a range of missions including maritime patrol,
search and rescue (SAR), and emergency medical services. The latest order also includes options for a
further two helicopters.
Before you head into the woods, or onto the mountains this long weekend (or any other time), take a second to make sure you have done your planning, you are prepared, and you are safe on your hike. Your preparation begins with reading this post in full. It could save your life.