The Seacor Power, a lift boat carrying 19 people, capsized last week, eight miles from a Louisiana port in stormy weather. Six crew members were quickly rescued. The bodies of five others have been recovered.
Rene Compean, who had been missing in the mountains of Southern California, was found on Tuesday after a stranger deduced his location from a photo posted by the authorities.
Inexperienced adventurers have flooded remote areas like Wyoming’s Sublette County during the pandemic. When they call for help, the task is left to an overwhelmed network of volunteers.
The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.
The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.
A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.
The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.
During a routine flyover, a surveillance crew spotted the people waving a makeshift flag on an island in the Bahamas. They had survived on conchs and rats, the Coast Guard said.
Recovery efforts were suspended on Tuesday because of hazardous conditions and will resume Wednesday, the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management said.
The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.
The funnel caused heavy damage in the city of Fultondale, a northern suburb of Birmingham.
Rescuers have made contact with one group of 10 miners trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast. Others are still missing.
The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.
The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.
The landslide outside of Oslo was still ongoing. Several homes were destroyed.
Richard and Mayumi Heene were accused of concocting a hoax after their 6-year-old son was feared to have floated away in a balloon in 2009. The boy was found safe at home.
The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.
A large wave cracked a racer’s boat in two nearly a thousand miles at sea. His only hope was a rival in the Vendée Globe round-the-world sailing race.
The owners of the two rings, which were found in a backpack in the Mediterranean, survived the capsizing of their vessel as they crossed from Libya to Europe.
Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides.
Relations between Britain and China are tense, but Stephen Ellison, the British consul general in Chongqing, was hailed as a hero for saving a drowning woman.
Elif Perincek, 3, clung to the hand of one of her rescuers as she was lifted from her collapsed home in Izmir.
After the deadly tremor rocked the country’s western coast, razing buildings in the city of Izmir and killing dozens of people, hope began to fade for some of those still trapped under the rubble.
The magnitude-7.0 quake that struck in the Aegean Sea also killed at least two people in Greece. Hundreds were injured in Turkey and many thousands displaced.
Already battling devastating floods, the country was hit by one of its biggest storms in decades.
About 270 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that a third of them have already died.
Firefighters were making progress against several significant wildfires, but a coming change in conditions could allow fires to quickly spread.
After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.
The sluggish storm veered east and intensified before making landfall near the Alabama and Florida state line. Residents and officials said they were not anticipating a direct hit.
The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.
About 20 people were injured in the Creek Fire, which broke out Friday in the Sierra National Forest and consumed more than 35,000 acres.
The searchers said there were no new indications that anyone was alive in the rubble of a historic house that was destroyed by the blast, despite possible signs of life reported earlier.
A search squad from Chile and its dog Flash discovered what appeared to be a heartbeat underneath debris from the Aug. 4 port blast.
A second man believed to be a crew member was plucked from the sea, but he later died, the Japanese Coast Guard said. The carcasses of a dozen cows were also spotted at sea.
The livestock carrier, with dozens of crew members and nearly 6,000 cows, left New Zealand for China last month. It sent a distress signal as a typhoon raged in the region.
The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.
About 400 migrants remain stranded aboard several rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean as international aid groups urge European officials to let them come ashore.
The dramatic rescue of a child who drifted out to sea on a toy flotation device, captured on video, earned the praise of the Greek prime minister.
Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.
After Gia Fuda, 18, ran out of gas in rural Washington, a search for her lasted more than a week in rugged mountains.
Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.
The group was assigned to a unit based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and the episode involved an amphibious vehicle, the authorities said.
A boat carrying 95 migrants on the Mediterranean floated adrift for more than 30 hours before the Maltese authorities finally brought them to shore under intense pressure.
The story of how two brothers, 10 and 3, were saved from a burning apartment. “There were maybe five or six of us,” said one of the rescuers. “We did not plan anything.”
The boys, aged 3 and 10, landed safely after people gathered below to break their fall.
Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.
Tens of thousands of troops, police officers and other rescue workers have worked their way through mud and debris in the hardest-hit riverside towns to evacuate residents.
Chris Town, 67, was helping a friend move into a house in Guilford when the floor gave way beneath him. Firefighters rescued him from a 19th-century fieldstone well.
Officials were using DNA samples to identify many of the 97 bodies pulled from rubble and smoldering wreckage after a flight went down in a congested neighborhood near Karachi.
Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.