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Military helicopters make amazing rescues in Puerto Rico and Canada

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Tuesday, a United States Coast Guard helicopter crew in Puerto Rico performed a daring rescue of a 60-year-old-man who had been kicked by his goat.

The unnamed man had fallen more than 100 feet down a mountainside in Yauco, Puerto Rico, following an encounter with an unruly goat.

Local police called for an assist from the Coast Guard to lift the injured man from the steep terrain.

Lt. Commander Patrick Dill, pilot of the MH-65 Dolphin said:

“Our junior co-pilot did an outstanding job working with an experienced flight mechanic and rescue swimmer to maneuver the helicopter in close proximity to the steep terrain in order to complete this demanding rescue.”

The U.S.C.G. helicopter was able to land at a nearby baseball field where it was met by an ambulance crew. The injured man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.

Much farther north, a Canadian military helicopter was called into service to rescue a crane worker who was stranded after a massive construction fire in Kingston, Ontario.

Canadian Forces Base Trenton rescued the worker from the far reaches of the crane and flew him to a waiting ambulance.

The rest of the work crew was accounted for and the rescued man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries.

View slides of the amazing rescue here.

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