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Police helicopter in two sea rescues over Easter weekend

The police helicopter took part in two rescues at sea at the weekend, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported on Thursday.

Police helicopter to return Tuesday

One of Cayman’s two police helicopters will return to local shores on Tuesday, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Air Operations Unit Commander Steve Fitzgerald confirmed.

Navy helicopters to support police air operations

British Royal Navy helicopters from the RFA Argus ship will temporarily replace Cayman's two police helicopters next month.

Police marine unit, helicopter locate missing boat

The Joint Marine Unit and police helicopter launched a search Tuesday for a boat carrying four people, after family members lost contact with them.

Cayman seeks to purchase new police helicopter

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is in the process of acquiring a new helicopter to replace the one damaged at Owen Roberts International Airport in February. Cabinet approved the purchase this week.

Two medical emergencies require evacuation from Brac

Two individuals were evacuated from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman by helicopter Saturday in response to separate medical emergencies.

Training flight becomes emergency run

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter was on a training mission Saturday morning that turned into a real mission.

Police helicopter operations update

During the last two weeks of June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit conducted six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands using the new police helicopter.

Cayman officials looking for additional helicopter

A new police helicopter may be coming to Cayman, but how and when will not be known for at least several weeks.

Damaged police chopper to be inspected in US

The police helicopter that was damaged in February during takeoff is being sent to the United States for an assessment on the extent and nature of repairs that need to be made on the vehicle.

Prince Charles hitches ride on police helicopter

Barely a week into its service, Cayman’s new police helicopter carried some precious cargo.

New helicopter plugs national security gaps

A new $9 million, state-of-the-art helicopter will help ensure the national security of the Cayman Islands, according to police commissioner Derek Byrne.

Early arrival for new police helicopter

A new police helicopter will arrive in the Cayman Islands within days, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Governor Martyn Roper announced Wednesday.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Fishermen tow disabled sailboat to safety

A fishing vessel, the Ziggy III, towed a sailboat in distress to the safety of George Town harbor on Saturday, police reported.

Second helicopter approved for RCIPS

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is doubling its air force. With the help of the U.K. government, the agency is purchasing a second helicopter. It is expected to be in use by mid- to late 2019.

Helicopter makes emergency landing at airport

There was brief confusion at Owen Roberts International Airport in George Town Thursday after a helicopter made an emergency landing.

High-speed chase ends in arrest

The driver of a white BMW led police on a high-speed chase through Prospect and George Town Friday night, before he was eventually caught and arrested for drug-related offenses.

Police helicopter tracks down divers, WaveRunner

The Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter, along with civilian watercraft, managed to track down a broken-down WaveRunner, its stranded driver and a group of divers who were in difficulty, all in one Sunday afternoon rescue effort.

Police consider replacing aging helicopter

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Eurocopter EC-135, which won international accolades for its search-and-rescue efforts during 2017’s hurricane season, is getting old.

Police make helicopter rescue of tanker crew member

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service executed a helicopter rescue Monday of a man injured on tanker. The 43-year-old man, an Explorer Spirit crew member, had fallen on board the ship, resulting in a fractured leg and head injuries requiring urgent medical assistance.

Police helicopter responds to drink-driving incident

Police landed a helicopter on the beach in North Side to intercept a suspected drink driver after reports of a BMW being driven erratically on Rum Point Road.

Verdict expected in helicopter/laser trial

Magistrate Grace Donalds is expected to give her verdict on Thursday after hearing evidence in the trial of Javonnie Silburn, who is accused of shining a laser at a police helicopter.

Helicopter/laser trial adjourned to Oct. 11

The man accused of shining a laser at an in-flight helicopter and its crew has had his trial adjourned until Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Hurricane relief mission delays laser/helicopter trial

Javonnie Silburn, who is accused of shining a laser at the police helicopter, had his trial adjourned until next week because a police officer due to give evidence is on an emergency relief operation in Turks and Caicos.

Laser shone at police helicopter ‘a number of times’

Trial began on Wednesday for Javonnie Silburn, 21, who is accused of shining a laser at a police helicopter over East End on April 29, 2015.

Two arrested, 26 ticketed in eastern districts operation

Joint enforcement activities throughout the eastern districts on Sunday by uniform officers conducting traffic checks and foot patrols, as well as the police helicopter, K-9 and marine officers on patrol offshore in the Rum Point area, resulted in two people being arrested on alleged drug-related offenses and 26 tickets issued.

Police helicopter strikes tethered kite at 400 feet

The police helicopter on Friday struck the line of a tethered kite flying more than 400 feet in the air, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Police helicopter helps with medical evacuation

The police helicopter was called out last week to help transfer a 58-year-old female patient from Cayman Brac’s Faith Hospital to Grand Cayman. According to a police press release, the woman was in need of urgent medical attention from specialists at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town.

High-intensity Laser hits police helicopter

A green laser hit the police helicopter while it flew over West Bay Friday night, police reported.

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