Bris­tows crew hon­oured by Siko­rsky

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Siko­rsky has pre­sented Bris­tow He­li­copters with its Winged-s Res­cue Award in recog­ni­tion of a life-sav­ing mis­sion in the North At­lantic last May when a SAR Bris­tows S-92 op­er­at­ing out of HM Coast­guard’s Prest­wick base saved surfer Matthew Bryce, who had been stranded at sea for 32 hours. Bryce had set out from the west coast of Scot­land for a day’s surf­ing, but did not re­turn. Af­ter an ex­ten­sive air and sea search, he was found by the crew of S-92 ‘Res­cue 999’ drift­ing off the coast of North­ern Ire­land, and was air­lifted to a Belfast hospi­tal.

Es­tab­lished in 1950, the Winged-s Res­cue Award hon­ours those who per­form res­cues while fly­ing Siko­rsky he­li­copters, ‘ac­knowl­edg­ing the hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts of pi­lots and crewmem­bers who put them­selves in harm’s way to save oth­ers, thus ful­fill­ing Igor Siko­rsky’s vi­sion of the he­li­copter’.

Bris­tow He­li­copters HM Coast­guard S-92 in ac­tion

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