winchman


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winchman

(ˈwɪntʃmən)
n, pl -men
1. a man who operates a winch
2. a man lowered on the winch of a helicopter
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A MAN was dramatically rescued by a helicopter winchman lowered more than 200ft into a gorge.
"The helicopter arrived on scene at 2.20pm and lowered a winchman paramedic down to stabilise and prepare the casualty for uplift."
Coastguard helicopter winchman Paul Jones and his wife Gemma, were with their son's, Finlay, 12, and Alex, aged nine, who were much younger the last time Kate and William saw them.
Summary: A winchman from the helicopter recovered the man from the sea
"The team co-ordinator immediately requested support from the [coastguard helicopter] who were immediately tasked to the scene and deployed their winchman paramedic.
"The team coordinator immediately requested support from the [coastguard helicopter] who were immediately tasked to the scene and deployed their winchman paramedic.
The mother of one of those who died, winchman Ciaran Smith, speaks today of the pain of losing a son.
"Winch operator Robert Glendinning and winchman Peter Wood had to use all their skills to rescue the four.
A Coastguard spokeswoman said: "Winch operator Robert Glendinning and winchman Peter Wood had to use all their skills to rescue the four - the winchman even climbing the cliff at one point - to reach them."
The RAF rescue helicopter then arrived and their winchman managed to locate the woman soon after and winch her on to the helicopter, which took her to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
The witness said: "The helicopter sent the winchman down to the woman but they couldn't get to her.