Some of the patients whose lives were saved thanks to Aero Med were reunited today with the medical crews who helped save them.

This year marks Aero Med's 30th anniversary and to celebrate, the air ambulance service held a patient reunion.

The reunion was held inside of the Aero Med Hanger at the Gerald R. Fold International Airport on Wednesday, June 21.

Aero Med transported its first patient on March 21, 1987 -- since then, Aero Med has transported nearly 20,000 patients. The primary Aero Med helicopter can transport patients at speed of up to 180-miles per hour.

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