Extreme weather puts search and rescue helicopters on high alert
Royal Navy Sea King helicopters braved the bad weather to rescue dozens of people over the festive season.
The foul weather which lashed Britain almost non-stop over the festive period led to the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters being called to action more than 2-dozen times.
In doing so the fliers from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in western Cornwall and HMS Gannet in Prestwick, near Ayr, saved or helped more than 20 fishermen, stranded walkers and medical cases.
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