Tag: RCIPS Air Operations Unit

Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

| 07/12/2018 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be getting a new H145 helicopter from Airbus next year after the Foreign Office Overseas Territories Minister, Lord Ahmad, and Premier Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding in London on Friday, paving the way for a shared deal to buy the new machine for the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. […]

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Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two emergency medical evacuations from Little Cayman in less than 48 hours this week after two women in two separate incidents needed to be airlifted to the George Town hospital on Grand Cayman. The first was on Tuesday evening, when a woman who had been diving had […]

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Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

| 28/09/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A premature baby born on Cayman Brac who needed immediate specialist care was airlifted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Wednesday by the police helicopter. Faith Hospital staff contacted the RCIPS Air Operations Unit at 2:00 in the morning as the baby was about to be born, as medical professionals knew he […]

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Cops invest in new drone technology

Cops invest in new drone technology

| 08/08/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service tested new equipment last week during a simulation of a multi-agency rescue operation at the West Bay Public Beach. The RCIPS has been using small unmanned surveillance aircraft (SUSA) for almost a year but they have now purchased a larger capability model. Police said the new commercial standard […]

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Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

Civilians assist chopper in NW Point rescues

| 30/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter crew was able to coordinate two sea rescues on Sunday afternoon off the coast of North West Point with the help from civilians on shore and at sea. At around 5:20pm yesterday the Air Operations Unit responded to the first call, in which a member of the public reported seeing a wave […]

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Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter and the Joint Marine Unit were deployed Saturday afternoon to rescue a kite-surfer who found himself in trouble out at sea off the coast of Barkers. The police received a report from the surfer’s friends, who had lost sight of him when they were all out on the water at around […]

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Rogue driver triggers police chase

Rogue driver triggers police chase

| 19/06/2018

(CNS): The police helicopter, the K9 Unit and police officers on patrol were all involved in a car chase in the early hours of Saturday morning, pursuing what they believed to be a drunk driver but who turned out to be in car he had “borrowed” without permission. At around 12:20am officers conducting road checks […]

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RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

| 15/06/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter proved its worth for the second time this week when it airlifted a mother in premature labour from Cayman Brac to George Town, where she safely delivered the baby and where the early arrival was able to receive neonatal care. Police said that the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was deployed to […]

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Police chopper rescues injured tanker crew member

Police chopper rescues injured tanker crew member

| 13/06/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): A crew member who was injured while working on a supertanker off the coast of the Cayman Islands Monday was airlifted by the police helicopter and brought to the hospital in George Town. Police said the 911 emergency centre received the report at about 3pm on 11 June from a member of the public on […]

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Police chopper goes after drunk driver

Police chopper goes after drunk driver

| 22/12/2017 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter landed on the beach in North Side yesterday evening in order to nab a drunk driver, the RCIPS said today in a press release. With drunk driving causing major concerns for the traffic unit, the police appear to be using everything they have got to clamp down this Christmas on boozed-up […]

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80lbs of ganja washes up in Little Cayman

80lbs of ganja washes up in Little Cayman

| 23/10/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Between Friday and Sunday (20-22 October) the police recovered five packages containing what is suspected to be ganja along the shoreline of Little Cayman. After the police were notified by members of the public on the island that parcels had washed ashore, officers on the ground, helped by the RCIPS helicopter crew, conducted extensive searches […]

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