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Episode 5

Helicopter Heroes, Down Under Episode 5 of 10

In this episode, a surfer is attacked by a shark, a baby suffers from dehydration in record temperatures, a teenage rider is thrown from his horse, and a construction site worker is hit in the face by a pneumatic hammer.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Jan 2014 07:45

Meet the heroes -Tony Wood

Meet the heroes -Tony Wood

Former marine Tony Wood is the chief air crewman for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter in Sydney.


He is in charge of the safety of the winch man who dangles at the end of a wired rope.


This is a particularly tricky job when you have to work with the rocky coastline of New South Wales.


Despite being in Australia for a number of years Tony still retains his strong cockney accent.


He loves his life in the sunshine but he isn’t keen on the red belly snakes that live around the airbase.


Meet more of the Helicopter Heroes working Down Under.


Role Contributor
Series ProducerKristin Hadland
Executive ProducerCarla-Maria Lawson
Executive ProducerIan Cundall

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