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By Molly Jackson
January 19, 2016

Marine Helicopter SAR

Fire Department rescue personnel stand near a department helicopter near the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Two Marine helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters, military officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Coast Guard’s search for two Marine helicopters believed to have crashed late Thursday night is still a search for survivors, Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday. We are on the side of caution because the last thing that anybody wants is to suspend the search when there’s still a possibility of finding somebody,” Officer Mooers told the Associated Press.

After four days of searching for the two Super Stallion helicopters and the 12 Marines aboard, search teams have had no luck finding crew members. The search has spanned more than 18,000 square miles, with a Navy warship, jetski teams, sonar, and dozens of Marines along the shoreline all scouring the surf for signs of life. Crews have recovered three of the helicopters’ four life rafts, and the Coast Guard is attempting to recover the fourth.

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The Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference the challenges and practices of the Land, Sea and Air SAR sector. The Conference will determine how the SAR professionals can improve survival rates.

The ANZ Search and Rescue Conference Program Committee are currently seeking abstracts relating to Technology, Innovation, Training, Technical, Crisis Management and Communication Strategies, Mental Health, Case Studies, International/Regional Agreements and Exercises.

Call of Abstracts Close 8 February.

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