Search and Rescue

Body of man pulled from sea by passer-by

THE BODY of a man has been pulled from the sea by a passer-by following an extensive emergency services search.<p>The alarm was raised at 9.30am this …

Coast Guard

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four were missing after a boat sank in the Aegean.<p>Video footage on the DHA outlet in Turkey showed half a dozen …

Trauma

Exotic cat found wandering streets

One really cool cat was found prowling the streets of New Jersey this week.<p>The exotic Savannah — a hybrid between a domestic puss and a serval, a …

Wildlife

'Fire contained, but stay indoors' – eThekwini municipality warns residents

Mpho Raborife, News24<p>Johannesburg - Although a fire which broke out at a Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban has been contained, residents were …

News (South Africa)

Search Suspended for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

The Coast Guard last night suspended the search for a 23-year-old Brandon Paul of Floral City who went overboard from Carnival Victory north of Cuba …

Durban building on fire

Mxolisi Mngadi, News24<p>Durban - A warehouse is on fire in Rossburgh, Durban, paramedics said on Friday.<p>It is thought that the facility belongs to …

Durban

Drone finds lost dog after 5 days trapped on a mountain

Cherry was rescued after being spotted by a heat-seeking drone powered by the Resource Group. (Photo: Resource Group Unmanned Aviation …

Drones

The Arctic Is Integral to U.S. National Security

The Alaskan Arctic represents “the fourth coast of the United States” and should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, …

Foreign Policy

The 2017 Hackaday Prize Challenge is Underway

We love Hackaday – the site has provided us with tons of cool projects that we’ve had a great time highlighting, from a …

3D Printing

Wet winter has created dangerous conditions for spring break in Oregon

A rainy winter, above-average snowpack and bouts of extreme weather have come together to spell a more dangerous spring break at Oregon's most …

Trails

How science is helping the police search for bodies in water

Police divers have started searching a canal in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, hoping to find the remains of schoolgirl Moira Anderson who disappeared, …

Northern Ireland

Paragliders crash into Lions Head

James de Villiers, News24<p>Cape Town - A German tourist and a South African man crashed into Lions Head while tandem paragliding in Cape Town on …

Cape Town

The 6 Best Backcountry Watches

If you want a classic-looking watch instead of some digital gizmo but also want it to do more than just tell time, we have you covered. What follows are six innovative timepieces that help with everything from navigation to emergency rescue.<p>Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT ($2,495)<p><b>Best For:</b> Backcountry …

Watches

Mayo helicopter crash: Recovered wreckage is from 'tail area'

<b>Air accident investigators have said an Irish coastguard helicopter that crashed off the coast of Mayo came "into contact with rocky surfaces".</b><p>The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) said recovered wreckage is primarily from the tail area of the helicopter.<p>The Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue …

Helicopters

Pilots association sees membership spike after allowing drone operators

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has welcomed 55 new members over the past month, after announcing in February the organization …

Drones

JTT Industrial Drone is Guarding the Coast of Australia, Protecting People From Shark Attacks

Technology development is the most important force driving mankind forward. As great high-tech innovations are changing people’s lives, the drone …

Drones

Skimming snowmobilers took big risks at Quidi Vidi Lake, says rescuer

'It's never safe': Search and rescue expert says a lot can go wrong when skimming water on a snowmobile<p>A pair of snowmobilers put their lives at risk …

Drones Are Saving One Life Per Week, DJI Study Finds

DJI Technology Inc, the largest civilian drone maker, is claiming in a new study that “59 lives have been saved by civilian drones in 18 different …

Drones

South African sailors rescued from crippled yacht off WA coast after mast breaks

Three South African men are rescued from their stricken yacht by the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Parramatta more than 1,300 kilometres off the …

Africa

Search and rescue: The Women | Doctors without borders

<b>So far this year, 333 women have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the team on the search and rescue vessel MV Aquarius. Tiziana, the</b> …

Refugees

The Canadian North is the least defended territory on earth

Never mind the Amazon, or even the Antarctic. Northern Canada is the global epitome of undefended territory.<p>There is no place on earth as poorly …

Canada

Ethiopia to turn site of deadly landfill collapse into park

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia says it will turn the landfill where 113 people were killed in a garbage collapse into a park and green space.<p>Government spokesman Negeri Lencho on Saturday said survivors of the disaster will no longer live there.<p>Hundreds of people had been thought to be living or …

Africa

Ontario man who went missing at Monte Lake found by Kamloops Search and Rescue

KSAR says the man was found unharmed<p>A 50-year-old Ontario man who went missing yesterday in the Monte Lake area southeast of Kamloops has been found …

Skeletal Human Remains Discovered In Moraga By Hiker

MORAGA (CBS SF) — Police in Moraga Friday recovered skeletal human remains near the city’s border with Lafayette after a hiker reported stumbling …

Human Remains

Search for Irish helicopter crew after crash

The Irish Coastguard, which is co-ordinating the search from Blacksod Lighthouse in County Mayo, said it suspected the crew members could still be on …

Aviation

Trio convicted over £80m cocaine smuggling bid

The men were on the UK fishing boat Bianca, which was boarded by National Crime Agency and Border Force officers off the Cornish coast in August 2016.<p>…

UK News

Days After Missing Boy Was Found Alone in Woods, We Finally Know the Tragic Fate of His Dad

When Matthew Meinert disappeared during a father-son fishing trip, it seemed like a miracle that his two-year-old son survived a night alone in the …

North Shore Rescue sues group over alleged fundraising scam

'They are calling people all over the province representing to be a bona fide SAR team which is a problem.'<p>North Shore Rescue has filed a lawsuit in …

Fraud

4-year-old girl treks miles through frozen tundra in search of help for ailing grandmother – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

A 4-year-old girl in Russia’s Tuva republic is being celebrated as a hero after she walked five miles through the snow in sub-freezing temperatures in order to find help for her ailing grandmother. Last month, Saglana Salchak was living with her grandparents on a remote farm deep in the Taiga …

Nature

Ethiopia rubbish tip landslide kills 113

A city official says the death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113.<p>Addis Ababa official Dagmawit …

Addis Ababa