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Tag: Westpac rescue helicopter

Westpac Rescue Helicopter stalwart marks milestone

Richard Jones is a familiar face across Northern New South Wales, and it’s no wonder why. For 25 years, he’s been a vital part of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Its Board, Regional Advisory...

Rising up for crucial rescue service

After a devastating fall in 2017, Newcastle’s Aimee Fisher took an emergency flight with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Aimee had an accident while at gymnastics in Thornton and needed to be transferred...

Rescue crew acknowledged for astonishing efforts

A rescue crew has been awarded for its extraordinary efforts after a treacherous rescue off Newcastle’s coast last year.  The Westpac 1 Rescue Helicopter Crew received the Professional Commendation Award at the 2020...

Police suspend search for surfer

Newcastle City police have suspended a search for a surfer reported to have been in difficulties off Newcastle Beach overnight. About 6.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 30 September), emergency services responded to reports a surfer...

Trading snooze for sneakers: a run for a cause

While many of us are preparing to get into a warm bed tonight, spare a thought for Paul Cornwall, who will be running 139 kilometres around All Saints College, Maitland. Mr Cornwall, an...
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