Two Canadian Search and Rescue choppers to stay in Boston area
Last Updated Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:37:23 EDT
Two Canadian Search and Rescue helicopters will stay in the Boston area until at least Friday.
The two Canadian choppers were sent to help the U.S. Coast Guard off Cape Cod because American officials sent most of their aircraft to the Gulf Coast area to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Canadian Forces Capt. Doug MacNair said Wednesday that U.S. officials will re-assess their needs before deciding whether the Canadian helicopters will be sent back to their bases at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., and Bagotville, Que.
MacNair said the Canadian air crews have taken part in two search and rescue missions since they were sent to the states.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Looks like US resources are stretched pretty thin: