Ian Henderson from Llanberis Mountain Rescue
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Search and rescue helicopter replacement 'inevitable'

Search and rescue helicopters will have to be replaced at some point "inevitably" according to Ian Henderson from Llanberis Mountain Rescue.

Plans to privatise the search and rescue helicopter service have been suspended amid concerns about the bidding process to find a supplier.

Mr Henderson told BBC news that his mountain rescue operation had been preparing for a change in practice and that the uncertainty was "challenging".

  • 08 Feb 2011
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