rescue News

2 Children Pulled Alive in Dramatic Turkey Quake Rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked …

Northwest Hit With More Snow, Wind, Power Outages, Two Rescued

SKYKOMISH, Wash. — More snow fell in the Northwest through Wednesday, causing Washington state officials to send food, water and fuel to an area hit hard northeast of Seattle and resulting in a hourslong rescue of a stranded couple southwest …

Hundreds of Thousands Flee as Flooding in Jakarta Kills 42

At least 42 people have died from the New Year’s Day flooding in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands were evacuated, as the greater Jakarta area suffered the most intense rain in 24 years. More than 400,000 people, mostly from Bekasi, …

Five Dead, Eight Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

As many as 13 people may have died following a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, while dozens more were injured after two explosions sent plumes of white smoke and ash thousands of meters into the air. Five people …

All Rescued in Egypt Ferry Fire On the Red Sea

All 1,200 passengers who were on board a ferry that caught fire on the Red Sea en route to Egypt’s port of Nuweiba were rescued and the blaze was quickly extinguished, Egyptian and Jordanian officials said. The passengers from the …

17 Dead in Landslides at Plant Hit by India Quake

Soldiers in northeastern India cleared a path Wednesday to a hydroelectric project where 17 people were confirmed killed by landslides in a powerful Himalayan earthquake, bringing the overall toll in the disaster to 99. The 6.9 magnitude quake Sunday evening …

Driver Rescued from Car that Landed in Maryland Pool

Howard County authorities rescued a woman trapped in her car after it landed in her pool. Relatives called authorities Saturday to check on the woman in her 70s after they didn’t hear from her Friday night. Rescuers found the woman …

Rescuers Rush to Reach 42 Trapped in Chinese Mines

A buildup of volatile gas hampered rescue efforts in one Chinese coal mine and water continued to pour into another as emergency crews raced to reach 42 miners and others trapped Sunday for a second day, officials and state media …

Louisiana Sending Search Team to Alabama

Louisiana is sending a 120-person search team to help with recovery efforts in storm-ravaged areas of Alabama. State police said in a news release that the Urban Search and Rescue team began preparations on Sunday for deployment to Tuscaloosa. State …

Teen Joins New York Fire Department After Rescue

A teenager who had to be rescued after he fell off a western New York cliff last year has joined the fire department that helped bring him to safety. Andrew Carriero of Gowanda was hunting last November in the gorge …