Stories tagged: rescue
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
As Eric Braaten drove along the south end of Banks Lake on Monday, he noticed something odd on the ice.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
When the avalanche first caught Bill Fuzak, he fought to stay on top of the roiling mass. First by trying to kick off his skis. Then by using his arms …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Spokane Fire Department crews rescued a man from the Spokane River below the Post Street Bridge early Thursday after a person near the bridge reported a man screaming for help …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Hundreds of visitors and their animals gathered at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Sunday, some for a holiday photo with Santa, and others to adopt a new pet …
Thu., June 27, 2019
When Kevin Davidson, who owns property off Glenrose Road, decided to take in orphaned bison, his neighbor Jennifer Kofmehl was there to help, proving friends – and bison – can …
Fri., May 31, 2019
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescued a hiker in Q’emiln Park in Post Falls Friday afternoon after he suffered from heat exhaustion and couldn’t hike out. Kootenai County firefighters …
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019
Firefighters rescued a boy trapped in a tree at Garry Middle School in north Spokane on Thursday evening.
Sat., May 11, 2019
Firefighters rescued a man after he was pinned in a ditch by a mini excavator he was operating in the backyard of a South Hill house on Saturday.
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019
Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.
Sun., April 7, 2019
A California woman and her driver, kidnapped last week at gunpoint by a group of men in a Uganda national park, have been rescued from their captors, authorities said Sunday.
Sun., March 24, 2019
Accompanied by tug boats, the Viking Sky cruise ship has limped into the Norwegian port of Molde more than a day after issuing a mayday call in a storm that …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen – one of whom was from Idaho Falls –killed in World War II.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
With at least 130 people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Having been caught herself by bad weather, Nancy Abell tried to persuade a hiker to turn back. The hiker didn’t, but Abell gathered enough information for the Snohomish County Search …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
An Oregon hunter who fell out of his tree stand and got tangled in his safety harness has been rescued after hanging upside-down for two days about 30 feet from …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.
Wed., July 25, 2018
The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018
Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in …
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, …