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G-MCGE HM Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A

G-MCGE
HM Coastguard
Sikorsky S-92A
The Bristow-operated Coastguard helicopter is seen here rescuing a gentlemen from the roof of a cathedral. After lowering a medic and a stretcher the man in winched up into the helicopter that is hovering over the Minster in York, drawing large crowds. The narrow spiral staircases taking visitors to the roof of the buidling are not suitable for stretchering someone down. The Coastguard provide search and rescue helicopters for the whole country and practice every few years winching someone off the roof of York Minster.

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Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol Cavalon Gyroplane

Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol
Cavalon Gyroplane
The Civil Air Patrol is one of the largest charitable air observation organisations in Europe. Volunteers used their fleet of aircraft that includes aeroplanes, light helicopters, autogyros and small unmanned aerial vehicles. They observe and report to the emergency services instances of preservation and protection of people and property.

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Seabob Rescue

Seabob Rescue
This small rescue craft enables a lifeguard to move through water at 20 km/h to rescue casualties. The TFT display on the dashboard tells the rider all of the important figures like speed, depth and battery power. It is fitted with two water jets for propulsions that are battery powered (the battery lasts approximately 60 minutes). It can be used on water and under water with a maximum operating depth of an incredible 40 metres. It can tow up to 10 people in the water for mass rescues.

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