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Rescue crew saved from Southern Ocean after helicopter crash


In the darkness above the world’s most dangerous ocean, the men on board the civilian rescue helicopter did not even have time to activate their emergency beacons or make a distress call before they went crashing down into the cold water. For almost 16 hours it was believed that Andrew Hefford, the pilot, John Lambeth, a paramedic, and Lester Stevens, the winchman, had perished in the Southern Ocean while trying to reach a fisherman in distress some 300 miles south of New Zealand. That was until yesterday morning, when the men were seen on an uninhabited beach, wearing their orange survival suits and waving frantically at a passing helicopter. Their helicopter left Te Anau on South Island, New Zealand, on Monday night to investigate reports…


Source: The Times April 23, 2019 23:03 UTC



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