With Search Ending, 13 Are Likely Dead in Capsized Boat in Gulf

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.

#gulf-of-mexico, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #seacor-power, #united-states-coast-guard, #weather

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Hiker Rescued After Man Uses Photo to Pinpoint His Location

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.

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #forests-and-forestry, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #missing-persons, #photography, #rescues, #social-media

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Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hikes-and-hiking, #rescues, #volunteers-and-community-service, #wilderness-areas, #wyoming

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I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

#ambulances, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #first-aid, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #rescues

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Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

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.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

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.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

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A Surge of Women in Ski Patrols, Once Nearly All Men

The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.

#colorado, #discrimination, #national-ski-patrol, #nevada, #rescues, #skiing, #snowboarding, #sports-injuries, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls

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3 People Stranded on Uninhabited Island Are Rescued After 33 Days

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.

#anguilla, #cuba, #key-west-fla, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Three Skiers Missing After Avalanche in Colorado, Officials Say

Recovery efforts were suspended on Tuesday because of hazardous conditions and will resume Wednesday, the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management said.

#avalanches, #colorado, #colorado-avalanche, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #san-juan-county-colo, #skiing

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Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

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.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Tornado Hits Alabama City, Wrecking Buildings

The funnel caused heavy damage in the city of Fultondale, a northern suburb of Birmingham.

#alabama, #birmingham-ala, #rescues, #tornadoes, #weather

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Chinese Miners Pulled to Surface 2 Weeks After Underground Explosion

Rescuers have made contact with one group of 10 miners trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast. Others are still missing.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #rescues, #shandong-province-china

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Teenager’s Snow Cave Enters Canadian Survival Lore

The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.

#british-columbia-canada, #rescues, #robert-waldner, #snowmobiles

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

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Norway Landslide Injures 10 and Leaves 15 Missing

The landslide outside of Oslo was still ongoing. Several homes were destroyed.

#ask-norway, #landslides-and-mudslides, #norway, #rescues

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Parents of ‘Balloon Boy’ Are Pardoned by Colorado’s Governor

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.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #balloon-boy, #colorado, #fort-collins-colo, #heene-falcon, #heene-mayumi, #heene-richard, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #missing-persons, #reality-television, #rescues

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Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

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Rival Rescues Racer in Vendée Globe Sailing Race

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.

#rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Wedding Rings Lost in Shipwreck Will Be Returned to Migrant Couple

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.

#immigration-and-emigration, #mediterranean-sea, #rescues

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‘Within Seconds Everything Was Gone’: Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

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.

#duterte-rodrigo, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoon-goni-2020, #typhoons, #weather

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U.K. Diplomat Earns Praise for China River Rescue

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.

#china, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #drownings, #great-britain, #rescues, #social-media, #wechat-mobile-app, #weibo-corporation

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Toddler Recused From Rubble After Turkey Earthquake

Elif Perincek, 3, clung to the hand of one of her rescuers as she was lifted from her collapsed home in Izmir.

#earthquakes, #fires-and-firefighters, #izmir-turkey, #rescues, #turkey

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Rescuers Race Against Time to Find Survivors After Quake in Turkey

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.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #izmir-turkey, #rescues

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Dramatic Rescues After Major Earthquake Kills at Least 28 in Turkey

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.

#earthquakes, #greece, #rescues, #turkey

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Typhoon Molave Slams Into Vietnam, Bringing Death and More Misery

Already battling devastating floods, the country was hit by one of its biggest storms in decades.

#deaths-fatalities, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rescues, #typhoons, #vietnam, #weather

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Rescue Effort Is Underway After Hundreds of Whales Beach Themselves Off Tasmania

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.

#australia, #rescues, #tasmania-australia, #whales-and-whaling

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Wildfires Live Updates: Dry Lightning Could Threaten Western Oregon

Firefighters were making progress against several significant wildfires, but a coming change in conditions could allow fires to quickly spread.

#cal-fire, #california, #clackamas-county-ore, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #rescues, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wildfires

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A Desperate Bid for Survival as Fire Closed In on an Oregon Mountain Town

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.

#detroit-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues, #wildfires

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Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

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.

#alabama, #floods, #florida-panhandle, #gulf-shores-ala, #hurricane-sally-2020, #pensacola-fla, #rescues, #wind

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Harrowing Helicopter Rescues as California Wildfires Rage

The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #helicopters, #mammoth-pool-reservoir-calif, #national-guard, #rescues, #wildfires

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Helicopters Rescue About 200 Trapped in California Wildfire

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.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #rescues, #weather, #wildfires

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Searchers Find No Sign of Survivor in Beirut Rubble

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.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #rescues

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Rescue Dog and Hopes of a Miracle Captivate Ravaged Beirut

A search squad from Chile and its dog Flash discovered what appeared to be a heartbeat underneath debris from the Aug. 4 port blast.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #chile, #rescues

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Capsized Cattle Ship: New Zealand Suspends Cow Exports

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.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #east-china-sea, #japan, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

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Missing Livestock Ship Prompts Search Off Japan

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.

#australia, #cattle, #east-china-sea, #japan, #livestock, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #typhoons

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What It Took to Free a Whale Entangled in 4,000 Pounds of Fishing Gear

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.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-york-harbor, #nonprofit-organizations, #rekdahl-melinda, #rescues, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-conservation-society

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Banksy-Funded Rescue Vessel Evacuated After Distress Call

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.

#banksy, #illegal-immigration, #louise-michel, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #rescues, #sea-watch-ev, #ships-and-shipping

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3-Year-Old Clinging to Unicorn Float Is Rescued From Sea in Greece

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.

#greece, #rescues

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A Summer of No-Contact Rescues: How Lifeguards Have Changed Their Ways

Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.

#avalon-nj, #beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lifeguards, #long-island-ny, #new-york-city, #rescues, #summer-season, #swimming

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Lost Teenager Found After Spending 9 Days in Washington State Forest

After Gia Fuda, 18, ran out of gas in rural Washington, a search for her lasted more than a week in rugged mountains.

#fuda-gia, #missing-persons, #rescues, #washington-state

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3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

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.

#micronesia, #pacific-ocean, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

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1 Marine Dead, 8 Missing After California Amphibious Vehicle Accident

The group was assigned to a unit based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and the episode involved an amphibious vehicle, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #california, #camp-pendleton-calif, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-marine-corps

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Migrants Adrift Off Malta Called for Help. Then They Waited. And Waited.

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.

#international-organization-for-migration, #malta, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #rescues

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‘Pure Instinct’: The Extraordinary Rescue of 2 French Boys From a Fire

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.”

#athoumani-walid, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #fires-and-firefighters, #france, #grenoble-france, #rescues, #sofiane-laout, #soleiman-laout

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Crowd Catches 2 French Children Who Leapt From Burning Apartment

The boys, aged 3 and 10, landed safely after people gathered below to break their fall.

#france, #gassama-mamoudou, #grenoble-france, #rescues

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Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging Society

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.

#abe-shinzo, #elderly, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government, #rescues, #weather

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Japan Flooding Deaths Rise to 58, With More Rain on Horizon

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.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #japan, #rain, #rescues, #rivers

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Man Falls Through the Floor and Into a Well Beneath a Connecticut House

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.

#connecticut, #falls, #guilford-conn, #rescues, #town-chris, #wells

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Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

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.

#airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines, #rescues

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Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

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.

#gaspard-shad, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #lifeguards, #los-angeles-calif, #missing-persons, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #rescues, #venice-beach-calif, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

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