Story: Search and rescue

Winch practice

Winch practice

A helicopter crew practise winching on Brown’s Island near Auckland. Helicopters have revolutionised both land and marine search and rescue practices – people in otherwise inaccessible places can be rescued swiftly.

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Photograph by Neville Dawson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - Rescue equipment and techniques', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007