Definition of helicopter rescue in English:

helicopter rescue


  • An act of saving or being saved from danger using a helicopter.

    ‘a couple were plucked from their yacht in a dramatic helicopter rescue’
    • ‘A stranded hiker saved in a daring helicopter rescue after seven days missing in the Japanese Alps is believed to be from York.’
    • ‘He climbed back up and rescued two climbers, carrying one of them on his back to a high-altitude helicopter rescue.’
    • ‘The military was undecided whether to risk mounting a helicopter rescue mission because of the hazardous conditions.’
    • ‘A helicopter rescue team was called out early Sunday morning to rescue a hiker.’
    • ‘Hostages freed in a daring helicopter rescue said yesterday their grueling existence as captives of worsened in recent months.’
    • ‘The team got the hiker out using a special helicopter rescue system.’
    • ‘Since then we have had numerous outdoor camping trips, and I am happy to report that all have ended without the assistance of a helicopter rescue.’
    • ‘The dramatic scenes of helicopter rescues received worldwide coverage.’
    • ‘A young person phoned inquiring about becoming a civilian helicopter rescue crew member.’
    • ‘The helicopter rescue team attempted to reach them several times but was unable to do so due to poor weather conditions.’