Search and Rescue

Iceland gripped by rare murder case as woman's body is found

Biggest search and rescue in nation’s history, involving 725 volunteers, ends with Birna Brjansdottir, 20, found dead on a beach and two sailors detained<p>Iceland was in shock after a young woman missing for eight days was found dead on a beach, sparking a rare murder case that has gripped the nation.<p>…

Iceland

'Droneboarding' takes off in Latvia

Davis Ceize (L) and Anita Leina (R) walk after droneboarding on Niniera lake surface near Cesis, Latvia, on January 14, 2017. Photo: Ilmars ZNOTINS / …

Gear & Gadgets

Corrie Mckeague: Up to 100 join mother's search

<b>Up to 100 people joined a search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague, but failed to find any trace of him.</b><p>The 23-year-old RAF gunner vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on 24 September.<p>His mother Nicola Urquhart organised the public search off the A11 near Barton Mills in …

Man rescued after night spent in deep snow in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. — A 58-year-old man from Grand Forks, North Dakota, spent an unplanned night in the back country of Rocky Mountain National Park …

National Parks

More survivors rescued from avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel in Italy

Emergency crews in Italy have rescued four more people from a hotel which was destroyed by an avalanche on Wednesday. In total, 11 people have been located alive but the whereabouts of many more remain unknown.<p>The four additional survivors were pulled out of the remains of the Hotel Rigopiano in …

Italy

Airbus offers C295 tanker fit after H225M test success

Airbus Defence & Space has begun offering its C295W transport with an in-flight refuelling system modification, after completing a fresh series of …

Aerospace

Italian rescue teams extract eight survivors from avalanche-hit hotel

Italian search and rescue teams have found eight people, including two children, buried under the rubble and snow of hotel Rigopiano.<p>Reports suggest that a further five have been located.<p>A rescuer at the Hotel Rigopiano which was struck by a powerful avalanche in Farindola, Italy, January 19th 2017 …

European News

Tehran comes to terms with Plasco tower collapse

A huge search and rescue operation is ongoing in Tehran, following the collapse of the Plasco tower.<p>Some of the firefighters working through the rubble are at the same time coming to terms with the loss of their colleagues and friends.<p>London’s firefighters have sent their condolences.<p>Our thoughts …

European News

This Drone Camera Sees in the Dark and Could Save Your Life

The Flir Duo ($1,000), announced earlier this month at CES, is the first thermal camera to borrow an action cam’s form factor. Sure, you could use it film a snowboarder ripping through powder at night like a zigzagging comet, but there’s a far more practical application here.<p>Thermal imaging can be …

Drones

Search suspended for plane that crashed in Lake Erie

REUTERS - Search and rescue efforts for a small plane that crashed in Lake Erie last month have been suspended, and the remains of three of the six people aboard have been recovered, city officials said on Tuesday.<p>Numerous pieces of debris were recovered during the search for Cessna Citation 525, …

Lake Erie

10 Biggest Beginner GPS Mistakes

1. Not practicing using your GPS<p>A new GPS is confusing to use and it takes practice to become proficient at it. Read the manual and start using it …

Camping

Overlanding Communication Devices

January 16, 2017 Comments (0) Gear, Home Page<p><b>Communication devices are a crucial but often overlooked <br>category of overlanding equipment.</b><p>This gear can …

Ham Radio

7 TrailBlazing AR Apps for Navigation and Tourism

Recently, I’ve been interested in is the combination of <b>Augmented Reality</b> and <b>GPS</b>. I wanted to explore a wide range of use cases in which augmented …

Augmented Reality

When the Worst Happens, These Amazing Robots Will Come to the Rescue

The attacks of September 11, 2001, will go down in American history for many reasons—the deaths of nearly 3,000 people chief among them.<p>A footnote in …

Robotics

Dog rescues itself from snowy Utah cliff ledge

Search and rescue teams struggled to save a dog stuck on a narrow cliff ledge in snowy Utah.<p>After a number of attempts to save the increasingly-skittish canine, the rescuers were forced to give up and leave her with paw-warmers and food.<p>There was eventually a happy ending. The day afterwards, the …

Utah

9 Amazing Things Drones Can Do

By 2020 the FAA anticipates the skies will open for about 7,500 private drones of about the size of model planes. What (IM)Possible things might they …

Consumer Technology

BC Air Rescue helicopter rescues injured snowmobiler

A BC Air Rescue helicopter was dispatched from West Kelowna Sunday morning to rescue an injured snowmobiler in the Blue River area, north of Kamloops.<p>…

British Columbia

The Latest: 7 bodies of migrants found near Spain, off coast

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrants crisis (all times local):<p>4:50 p.m.<p>Spain's maritime rescue service says the bodies of seven African migrants have been found dead along the Strait of Gibraltar since Friday.<p>The latest casualty was a woman who was found dead late Saturday aboard …

Refugees

Migrants - 98 refugees feared drowned after another boat wreck between Libya and Italy

#Migrants on a boat thought to be travelling across the <b>Mediterranean</b> from #Libya to #italy have died with as many as <b>98 feared</b> dead. According to the …

Refugees

Injured hiker rescued in Eaton Canyon after tumbling down a waterfall

A hiker who tumbled 30 feet down a waterfall and hurt her back was rescued Friday afternoon in a restricted section of Eaton Canyon in Altadena, authorities reported.<p>Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and a Pasadena Fire Department search and rescue team went to the aid of a woman who fell while …

The Arts

Before you get lost, grab the right gear to get found

Most of us planning a hiking adventure off the beaten path often fantasize about the experience. We select a location, dream of all the sights and …

Routt County Rescue Team member on mission caught in avalanche

A Routt County Search and Rescue member caught in an avalanche Thursday night during a search and rescue mission has undergone surgery.The incident …

Denver

Fifteen dead as boat carrying 50 capsizes in Ganga near Patna, rescue ops on

Fifteen were killed and six others were injured when a boat carrying 50 people capsized in the Ganga river near Patna on Saturday evening.<p>Bihar chief …

India

Cargo ship sinks off the coast of Kent

The crew of a cargo ship which sank off the Kent coast were rescued from life rafts and airlifted to hospital.<p>As force nine winds whipped around …

UK News

5 Things You Should Know About Personal Locator Beacons

Being a backcountry Luddite can be a wonderful thing. Steering clear of anything even remotely smacking of digital while plodding through the forest …

Space

Vacant building collapses in İstanbul's Zeytinburnu, killing 1 person

An empty building in İstanbul’s Zeytinburnu district collapsed on Friday afternoon, killing one pedestrian and injuring five others, Zeytinburnu …

Construction

Cuomo may get his $12.5M helicopter after all

ALBANY — It looks like Gov. Cuomo could get his new $12.5 million helicopter after all.<p>“We expect this to be approved in the coming days,” said Cuomo …

New York City

Syrian government air strikes reportedly escalating despite ceasefire

The U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday that a cease-fire was “largely holding with some exceptions,” as opposition activists reported a mounting number of government airstrikes, including a raid in the northern Aleppo province that killed at least six civilians.<p>Speaking to reporters in Geneva, …

Syria

Dog Back Home After Getting Stuck on Utah Cliff

Mary, an American foxhound, is back home, safe and sound, after surviving several nights perched on the side of a cliff this weekend in Provo, Utah, …

Sikorsky Orders Safety Checks on Choppers

Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that it was ordering inspections of the global Sikorsky S-92 helicopter fleet following an accident in the U.K. last month, disrupting use of a workhorse for the offshore oil and gas industry.<p>Sikorsky issued a safety alert for the S-92 but isn’t grounding the …

Helicopters