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RAF Search and Rescue team rescues fisherman off the Falklands

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A Falklands-based RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) team battled storm-force conditions recently to airlift a critically-ill man from a fishing trawler, after the ship's captain made an SOS call, more than 200 miles (320km) from Port Stanley.