rescue unit


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rescue unit

A unit composed of trained personnel and provided with equipment suitable for the expeditious conduct of search and rescue (ICAO).
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The Marine Rescue Unit maintains a 24-hour-a-day service in an operational area that includes 60 miles of coastline.
BEIRUT: Two Frenchmen and one Lebanese on a 20-meter sailing boat were rescued Sunday by the Civil Defense Maritime Rescue Unit, the National News Agency reported.
The Air Wing Rescue Unit of Dubai Police has conducted 462 missions since the beginning of this year.
Area Commander Lewis Ramsay, 40, said: "We are very proud of the water rescue unit. They are making a real impact saving lives."
The aerial platform appliance and the rope rescue unit were used to rescue the two 18-year-old boys.
Wildlife Rescue Unit acting manager Diana Ramirez said that they have so far captured six elephants as of now that are meant for relocation in a wildlife reserve.
The Eastern Region Police Rescue Unit has confirmed that search for the 18-year-old Indian male student is on in cooperation with the Air Wing of the police .
Yesterday, at the height of the onslaught of typhoon "Glenda," members of the rescue unit were rendered helpless, unable to perform their duties, as they could not roam around the city due to heavy rains and strong winds.
These included the specialist water rescue unit from Perry Barr fire station who used their two boats to rescue the man.
A fire service spokeswoman confirmed a fire appliance from Porthmadog, the animal rescue unit from Colwyn Bay and a water incident team from Bangor battled for an almost two hours to free the trapped cow.
Eight pumps were in action, including one aerial ladder platform and an urban search and rescue unit.