Definition of air-sea rescue in English:

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air-sea rescue


chiefly British
A rescue of a person from the sea using aircraft.
Example sentences
  • On Thursday, three fishermen had to be rescued by an air-sea rescue helicopter as a rising tide left them cut off from the mainland.
  • He got into difficulties in the late afternoon and an emergency call was made to the air-sea rescue services.
  • Coastguards called off the search involving a police helicopter and the air-sea rescue helicopter from a nearby airbase.

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