The UK military's chief survival instructor, John Hudson, looks at nine sea-based survival scenes from TV and movies and rates them based on realism.
Heavy rain is hampering rescuers in the hot spring resort town of Atami after a landslide killed three people and destroyed more than 130 homes.
The dogs had been trapped in the 400-foot-wide sinkhole in the central Mexican state of Puebla for four days.
The Swiftwater Safety Institute teaches rescue agencies and river guides the skills they need to save the lives of people caught in deadly currents.
Three Cubans were rescued from a deserted Bahamas island by US Coast Guard on Wednesday. The group, whose boat had capsized, lived for 33 days mainly on rats and coconuts. They were taken to a US hospital, then transferred to ICE custody. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Kaavan, the “world’s loneliest elephant,” had been in captivity in Pakistan for 35 years until he was rescued over the weekend. He was brought to an animal sanctuary in Cambodia where he will be able to interact with other elephants. Cher was part of Kaavan’s rescue team, and sang him […]
Stuart Bee, 62, went out for a boat ride off the coast of Florida on Friday but never returned. He was found on Sunday by the US Coast Guard, clinging to his capsized boat. The Coast guard said Bee’s boat had experienced mechanical issues that left Bee stranded on Saturday. […]
A retiree rescued his 3-month-old puppy from the jaws of an alligator. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Gunner, was snatched by the creature from a pond in Estero, Florida, and the dramatic incident was captured on surveillance camera. Wilbanks told CNN that natural instinct took over, and he immediately got […]
A British diplomat dove into a river to rescue a woman from the water. 61-year-old Stephen Ellison, a British diplomat in China, rescued a 24-year-old student who was drowning in the river on Saturday morning, outlets including the BBC and the Guardian reported. Ellison received praise for his actions after […]
An 80-year-old hiker in the UK spent three nights “wild camping” after going missing in a heavy hailstorm, then returned to a pub where his family was holding a press conference about his disappearance. Harry Harvey said he was well equipped to camp out for those nights, and his only […]
A man fell down a 20-foot well inside a Connecticut home, after the floorboards gave way. Authorities said the house was built in 1843 and the well had originally been outside the home, but was concealed by wooden flooring during a later renovation. The fire department said the man, Christopher […]
A Wisconsin family was boating on Marshmiller Lake in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, over the weekend and stumbled across a small bear that was struggling to swim with what appeared to be a cheese ball jar stuck on its head. Trisha and Brian Hurt started following the small bear in their […]
A Virginia construction worker saved a dying dog by giving him mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions after his owner got stuck in a traffic jam en route to the vet. Jett, a 3-year-old German Shepherd, had swallowed a ball while playing fetch and stopped breathing while his owner was driving. The […]
The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, when it hit an iceberg in one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time. Captain Arthur Rostron of the RMS Carpathia, which was 3 hours away, came to the rescue of the stranded survivors in lifeboats. Almost 30,000 people gathered […]
A 17-year-old boy was stranded in the middle of Utah’s snow-covered mountains last week and survived for 30 hours in freezing temperatures. Nicolas Stacy-Alcantara, originally from Fresno, California, said he dug a cave in the snow to protect himself from the wind and set timers on his phone to stay […]
Trapped under an air-conditioning for three weeks, a one-year-old puppy was found after surviving off rainwater that fell in front of him in Marsh Harbour, a neighbourhood on the Great Abaco Island. Florida-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue spotted the mixed breed puppy, now named Miracle, last Friday via an infrared […]
Mama Pickles – a 2-year-old pit bull– was abandoned by her previous owners while she was pregnant. The dog wound up at Pits & Giggles Rescue in Charlotte, North Carolina, where volunteers loved her sunny disposition and decided to give her a maternity photo shoot. Mama Pickles was a natural […]