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After a record-setting Islesboro Crossing, LifeFlight is $500,000 closer to purchasing next generation helicopters for the people of Maine

In its sixth year, the Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight, a 3-mile swim from Northport to Islesboro, filled to its maximum capacity of 150 swimmers just a few days after registration opened in February. Joined by an additional 150 paddling escorts and dozens of volunteers, this group of enthusiastic LifeFlight supporters and open water swimmers raised more than $500,000 to help purchase next generation helicopters for the people of Maine.

LifeFlight marks one year at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport

To answer the growing number of calls for help in Maine, LifeFlighted purchased a third helicopter and opened a third base of operations last year. With a helicopter and critical care team permanently stationed in Sanford 24-hours-a-day, LifeFlight has been able to help more and more patients who need a higher level of emergency care.

Golden Hour Award Recognizes Jonathan Roebuck and LifeFlight’s Remote Access Project

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced in December that Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, remote access project manager for Lifeflight of Maine and MedComm, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award.

Islesboro Crossing raises more than $250,000 for LifeFlight of Maine

For the 5th annual Islesboro Crossing, a 5k ocean swim that benefits LifeFlight of Maine, 2017 was a record-breaking year with 256 swimmers and paddlers helping to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars. All funds raised from the swim, which was held on August 19, will support LifeFlight’s efforts to replace the organization’s two older helicopters. The two aircraft, nicknamed Echo Mike and Charlie Mike after their tail numbers, have been transporting patients in Maine since 2005.

Maine's newest helicopter has arrived at its home base in Lewiston; transported its first patient less than an hour after going into service

On Tuesday, May 9, at a little after 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Maine’s newest emergency medical helicopter flew over the bridge in Kittery and crossed into the state for the first time. The number of requests for LifeFlight’s service has been rapidly increasing over the last several years, making it clear that in order to care for everyone who needed us, LifeFlight required more aircraft. In 2015, a fixed wing airplane was added to the fleet and now, a third helicopter.

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