Stories tagged: rescue
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Baby herons dead, injured after Anacortes-area windstorm
A group of Washington volunteers are working to save baby great blue herons injured last week’s Anacortes-area windstorm.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Inner tubers rescued from Spokane River; empty kayak spurs search along banks
Firefighers from Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire Departments fished a group of inner tubers out of the Spokane River Saturday after they became entangled with clump of low-hanging tree branches.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Army helicopter rescues Canadian cop from Mount Rainier
The National Park Service says a member of Canada’s national police force was rescued by an Army helicopter near the summit of Mount Rainier.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Man survives 1,000-foot fall into Oregon crater
A man has survived a roughly 1,000-foot (304-meter) fall into the Crater Lake caldera.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Rangers try to rescue wild elephant in India’s northeast
Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes
A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Eastern Idaho woman saves toddler after stroller falls into canal
An eastern Idaho woman is being called a hero after she spotted a stroller fall into a fast-moving irrigation canal and jumped in to save the little boy strapped inside.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Outpouring of cash and love go to dog rescued by Tri-Cities group
Tri-Cities area residents opened their hearts and wallets to help a dog left for dead on the side of an Idaho road.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Injured BASE jumper rescued from Central Oregon gorge
Crews rescued a BASE jumper injured in a fall at the Crooked River Gorge in Central Oregon.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto
A woman stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours has been rescued after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat
Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said Monday.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Boat overturns on Columbia River; 4 taken to hospitals
Authorities say four people were rescued after a boat overturned on the Columbia River near Multnomah Falls.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Bystanders risk lives, help visually impaired man on tracks
Several people leaped to action and risked their own lives to help a visually impaired man who fell from a downtown Atlanta train platform to the tracks below.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Oregon State Police help rescue 2 ducklings from storm drain
To protect and serve and … rescue ducklings?
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Diver rescued in Tillamook Bay
The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue a diver near the entrance to Tillamook Bay.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes
California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Illinois paramedic saves infant from submerged SUV
A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
25 migrants believed dead as Libya’s coast guard rescues 115
The spokesman for the Libyan coast guard says 115 migrants have been rescued off of Libyan shores, and 25 others have gone missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Man who doesn’t know how to swim rescues boy in hotel pool
Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn’t know how to swim jumped in and rescued a boy from drowning in a pool at a New Jersey hotel.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Six teenagers rescued after falling through ice into Central Park pond
Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
McCall, Idaho, snowmobiler rescued from avalanche
Crews have rescued an Idaho snowmobiler who was buried in avalanche in the western Idaho town of McCall.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Truck driver blown off bridge; dies after helicopter rescue
Authorities say a Navy helicopter plucked a driver from the roof of a tractor-trailer after it was swept off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel by high winds and began floating in …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Coast Guard rescues three fishermen at mouth of Columbia River
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen Sunday morning at the mouth of the Columbia River after their vessel started taking on water.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10 p.m.
Spokane officer rescues woman from burning car
A Spokane police officer pulled a woman from her burning car Friday night after she called for help.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Aid groups: Only four survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya
A migrant ship carrying around 100 people capsized in the frigid waters off Libya on Saturday and only four survivors had been rescued after hours of searching, aid groups said.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Clydesdale rescued from Oregon mud pit
Firefighters rescued a Clydesdale that got stuck in a large mud pit in Aloha.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Sheriff’s official: Rescue of family ‘a Christmas miracle’
A sheriff’s official said it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain
France struck a compromise Sunday with Russia on a U.N. resolution that it said would prevent “mass atrocities” in besieged areas of Aleppo, where thousands of trapped civilians and rebel …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities
A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.