We were visited today by Alert, the local medevac helicopter, and by a private search and rescue aircraft.
This helicopter was purchased by a local philanthropist, a (rich) venture capitalist. He pays for all costs associated with it; rescues are free of charge.
When I worked in Wyoming, Harrison Ford did the same thing, except he also flew the helicopter. Sadly, although I saw him around town, I missed my opportunity to meet and marry him. Darn you, Calista!
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While I've saved a few people in my career, these people save lives all the time.