Helicopter rescue team's reputation soars

2021-03-26 12:08:14

Two rescue swimmers of Nanhai No 1 Air Rescue Service are lowered from a helicopter during a drill held near Sanya, Hainan province, on Feb 1. ZHANG LIYUN/XINHUA Facing life-and-death challenges in hazardous conditions has helped members of China's air rescue team that operates in the South China Sea form an unbreakable bond. The Ministry of Transport's Nanhai No 1 Air Rescue Service saved 94 people when typhoons and severe weather hit the region last year. To show their admiration, fishermen have dubbed the helicopter rescue team the "Eagles of the South China Sea".