Bristow wins Sikorsky Rescue Award for 6-hour mission in North Atlantic

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has received the Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award, the manufacturer said. Accepted during the 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, the award is in recognition of a lifesaving mission in the North Atlantic.

In May, Sikorsky said, a Bristow crew was operating an S-92 out of the Her Majesty’s Coastguard Prestwick search and rescue base. The crew rescued Matthew Bryce, 22, who was stranded at sea for 32 hours. That S-92, call sign “Rescue 999,” found Bryce as he was drifting off the coast of Northern Ireland. Sikorsky said the mission lasted more than six hours, as the crew hoisted Bryce from the sea. He was then transported to a hospital in Belfast and later recovered.

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