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The incredible stories behind half-a-century of rescue helicopter

Anna Falkenmire
January 16 2024 - 9:53am
Evan Walton with a helicopter undergoing essential maintenance in Newcastle. Inset, training with a chopper in Auckland, and the first rescue mission at Merewether. Pictures by Peter Lorimer, supplied by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Evan Walton with a helicopter undergoing essential maintenance in Newcastle. Inset, training with a chopper in Auckland, and the first rescue mission at Merewether. Pictures by Peter Lorimer, supplied by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

There was a time when surf lifesavers stuck to boats and patrols, however, two men believed getting rescue choppers in the sky would change everything.

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Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Email: afalkenmire@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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