Helicopter Sea Rescue in Rio de Janeiro

TitleHelicopter Sea Rescue in Rio de Janeiro
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGoulart, PRM
Conference NameInternational Medical-Rescue Conference
Date Published09/1997
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationSan Diego, California, USA
Call Number14
Other Numbers098
KeywordsBrazil, helicopter, Rio de Janeiro

This paper will present the several methods of helicopter-based water rescue techniques developed by Aerial Operations General Coordination-CGOA of Rio de Janeiro, which is responsible for many successful rescues each year.

We will follow the sequence below:

  • The Maritime Groupment of the Fire Department
  • Rio de Janeiro State characteristics
  • Drowning profile in Rio de Janeiro
  • The Aerial Operation General Coordination -- CGOA
  • The helicopter rescue method used in Rio de Janeiro
  • A brief statistic of this method of rescue in the other fields developed by the CGOA.