LifeFlight of Maine, which provides rescue services on Maine islands, ran started out as a training exercise Aug. 22 on Vinalhaven. The purpose was to familiarize emergency medical services personnel with the procedures for bringing the helicopter to the island. The training portion of the exercise was about over when word came that a pregnant woman was in distress; the Vinalhaven emergency medical service asked Life-Flight to fly her to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, which was done.