Tag: RCIPS Air Operations Unit

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 mo [...]

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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 se [...]

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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 wate [...]

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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 office [...]

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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 Uni [...]

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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 pub [...]

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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 Christma [...]

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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 [...]

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Cop chopper to get night vision

Cop chopper to get night vision

| 08/07/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has been given an undisclosed windfall from the UK’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund towards “state-of-the-art night vision equipment” for the police helicopter that will allow the crew to see in the dark, officials said Friday. The upgrade will involve modifications to t [...]

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Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

| 14/06/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A 25-ft Cobia boat stolen at the end of last month turned up today around 1½ miles off the coast of Frank Sound with no one in sight. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was alerted to the capsized vessel around 11:00am Wednesday morning, 14 June, by a member of the public. The officers on [… [...]

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Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

| 27/03/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter could have been brought down as a result of its recent entanglement with a kite, as it is now known the line tangled in the rotor blades, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island, which described the kite encounter as a “serious incident” and is [...]

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