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China helps evacuate sick Australian from Antarctica in five-day mission – The Guardian

Ships, helicopters and planes traverse thousands of kilometres of icy continent in complex, multinational medical evacuation



Australia and China have collaborated on a mission to medically evacuate an Australian expeditioner from Antarctica with help from the United States.
The operation took five days, used ships, helicopters and planes, and covered thousands of kilometres of the icy continent.
Australian Antarctic Division director Kim Ellis described it as one of the most complex and challenging medical evacuations his team has undertaken in recent years.
The unwell Australian was at Davis research station in east…

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