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Offshore Rescue Helicopter from NHC Northern Helicopter Practices with Island Rescuers on Pellworm
In the fall and winter months, when heavy storms sweep across Schleswig-Holstein, storm surges repeatedly occur on the offshore islands and Halligen. Between November and March alone, the Halligen experience up to 20 floods. If a medical emergency then occurs, a helicopter with a rescue hoist and equipment for emergency flights over the sea is usually needed for medical evacuation. However, even in the summer months, the offshore rescue helicopter, which Northern Helicopter GmbH keeps on hand in St. Peter-Ording for the offshore wind farms in the North Sea, is deployed several times. Due to its rescue hoist, it is on alert for water rescue, in the cases of drifted kitesurfers or mudflat walkers who have misjudged the tide and are cut off from land. The crew of the offshore rescue helicopter works in conjunction with and their missions are supported by rescue forces on the ground....