Search and Rescue

SPOT Reaches 5000 Rescues World Wide

<i>SPOT, LLC</i>, a wholly owned subsidiary of <i>Globalstar, Inc</i>. (NYSE: GSAT) and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, …

How a robot worm could make colonoscopies fun (really)

It’s estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that some 23 million Americans have not been screened for colorectal cancer—and …

Robotics

Medical Alert: Dealing with unexpected emergencies in the mountains

Help from above, thanks to Teton County Search and Rescue . [Photo] Brittany Mumma<p>Consider your first-aid kit for a moment. It probably contains some …

Skiing

The pregnant woman who survived a deadly refugee boat disaster

Two children are among at least 16 refugees who have drowned attempting to cross from Turkey to Greece.<p>The sole survivors of the disaster were two …

Refugees

Police search woods after missing woman's car found burned

No signs of foul play, police say<p>Cape Breton police and search and rescue volunteers have been combing a wooded area in Sydney for signs of a missing …

Crime

Injured hiker, 18, rescued from Waterholes Canyon near Page

PAGE, Ariz. — A teen from Page, Arizona, was evacuated from Waterholes Canyon April 18 after sustaining injuries from a fall.<p>The 18-year-old hiker …

National Parks

Over a Beer: Learning To Live While Out of Control

<i>Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed</i> …

Mountain Biking

Charities saving refugees from death in the Mediterranean accused of ‘colluding’ with smugglers

An Italian prosecutor has said that he has evidence that charities helping refugees and migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe safely are …

Trauma

Search continues for 90-year-old woman missing after fishing trip

The search has continued for a 90-year-old woman who went missing after a fishing trip north of Bundaberg on Monday.<p>The body of a 90-year-old man who …

Fishing

Final photos of hikers missing in the Grand Canyon recovered from GoPro

<b>The last images of a grandmother and her step-grandson were posted after the teen’s GoPro was recovered by search and rescue.</b><p>Haunting smiles of …

GoPro

Pre-order The Ultimate Everyday & Travel Accessory

Gear loops can anchor large items outside the belt (like keys), or act as a dummy cord for small items inside the belt you don't want to drop or lose.<p>…

Kickstarter

Planes and a helicopter needed for epic rescue of couple bogged in desert

The couple were 300km from the remote community they were travelling to when their vehicle got bogged in the desert.<p>An Australian couple spent 24 …

Australia

At Least 150 Child Refugees And Migrants Have Died Crossing Mediterranean So Far This Year

The waters separating North Africa and Italy are the last remaining hope for many desperate people. But they're also some of the deadliest.<p>The route between Libya and the southern shores of Italy continues to be a death trap for migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe in rickety boats.<p>And …

Trauma

Record number of Easter missions for Westpac rescue chopper crews

JOB LIST: The Easter long weekend was the busiest in "quite some time" for Westpac Life Saver's rescue helicopters. Crews were called to 12 search …

Weather

How to Climb in Yosemite: Gear, Essentials, and Other Tips

Yosemite can seem like a daunting place filled with rules, rangers, and rocks, BIG ROCKS. Rock so big that you can’t take your eyes off them. So big, …

Adventure Travel

Search underway in Hamilton for dog put on wrong WestJet flight

'My legs are aching and wet, and I'm starting to feel hopeless,' says dog's owner<p>A search is underway on Hamilton Mountain for a labradoodle named …

WestJet

Russia Built a Robot That Can Shoot Guns and Travel to Space

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister promised Moscow wasn't building a Terminator, then shared a video of a new android firing two pistols at once.

World News

Time to Nominate Heroes

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue …

An eye doctor was out on a yacht one night and ended up in the middle of a humanitarian disaster

Four years ago, a group of Italian friends went out for an evening of sailing and found themselves at the heart of a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.<p>Optician Carmine Menna, his wife Rosario, and six of their friends were sleeping after a night of revelry at sea in a small yacht off the …

Refugees

Homemade tarantula-inspired robot can slowly scamper over uneven ground

Why it matters to you<p>This homemade DIY spider robot was designed to scamper over uneven surfaces. According to its creator, it could be used for …

Robotics

Migrant Rescue Vessels Overwhelmed, Send Mayday

Credit: Jugend Rettet<p>The German civil society migrant rescue NGOs Jugend Rettet and Sea-Eye called a Mayday on Sunday.<p>The <i>Iuventa</i>, Jugend Rettet ship, …

Refugees

Crews search for 2 hikers swept away in Grand Canyon creek

Investigators are continuing their search today for two missing hikers who were swept away in a Grand Canyon creek on Saturday.<p>Holding out hope for a …

National Parks

U.S. Marines Testing Disposable Delivery Drones

Getting supplies delivered to troops in remote areas is a big part of what the U.S. military does in terms of logistics. In many cases, it’s too …

Drones

Thousands of migrants rescued from Mediterranean in three days

(CNN) — Italian authorities were still bringing migrants and refugees to shore Monday after one of the busiest weekends ever for rescue services …

Refugees

Urbandale drowning victim identified

Urbandale police have identified the 27-year-old man who drowned in a pond there this weekend.<p>Brian Dominguez of Puerto Rico drowned Saturday night …

Des Moines

Missing person search in Red Cliff area underway

No release issued about missing person; few details available<p>Police and ground search and rescue crews are looking for a missing person in the Logy …

Policing

Tauranga teens win NZ Youth Award

Two Tauranga teenagers who’ve developed a prototype project that could change the way search and rescue operates in the future have been recognised …

New Zealand

Migration crisis ‘left ignored as EU focuses on Brexit’

He is wary of Europe’s level of preparedness to deal with what he fully expects to be an increase in the ongoing crisis as a result of government …

Refugees

4 hours of frenzy as TV crew leaves fake dead body in Mumbai nullah

<b>The fire brigade and police officials had to deploy a ladder to fish out the package from the filthy nullah. Pics/Nimesh Dave</b><p>Still recovering from …

Crime

Flooding, landslides kill 35 in northwest Iran

Torrential downpours have caused flooding and landslides in northwestern Iran, killing a total of 35 people in four provinces.

Iran