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Poor regulation is hurting the pinnacle of adventure sports

Six firefighters reached Kurumbachi hills in Kerala last month after receiving a distress call. Stuck in a cleft in the hills was Babu, a 23-year-old amateur hiker. Even for the firefighters, there was no way to reach him. Shaji Mullookaaran, a search and rescue volunteer, accompanied by a team of 14 people, reached the summit the following morning. “Babu was ...

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Boat City OKs, purchase of sewer truck | News, Sports, Jobs

With funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dunkirk City Council this month approved the purchase of a fire/rescue boat and a sewer and sewer vacuum truck. The boat will cost $321,410 and the truck $425,000. The resolution on the truck states that in addition to ARPA funding, it will be paid for through a “Possible Shared ...

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3 more bodies found in shipwreck off Newfoundland

MADRID (AP) — Canadian rescuers have located three more bodies from a Spanish fishing boat that sank in rough seas off Newfoundland, bringing the death toll to 10. Efforts continue to find the remaining 11 crew members who were lost in the eastern Atlantic when the ship sank on Tuesday. Three members were saved alive. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center ...

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Lough Derg RNLI launched to investigate a report of a kayaker in difficulty.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 On Sunday afternoon February 12, the Valentia Coast Guard called the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat out to investigate a report from a member of the public that a kayaker was in difficulty by Navigation Mark J, at the northern end of Lough Derg. At 3:40 p.m. the lifeboat launched with helm ...

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Coast Guard cutter returns to Jacksonville after salvaging sunken ship

A Coast Guard cutter with a history of drug interceptions and successful sea rescues returned to Jacksonville after a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport on Friday after a 6,300-mile patrol carrying out various operations, officials said. Part of that mission was to rescue 39 people in the waters off Puerto Rico after ...

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RNLI partners with Shropshire Fire & Rescue to deliver life-saving training

The RNLI and the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have held the first of a series of training sessions aimed at helping to prevent people from drowning in the river around Shrewsbury town centre. Pastors in Shrewsbury Street were the first to receive specialist training to help reduce the number of incidents of people getting into trouble falling into the ...

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Government caving in to pressure to keep Waterford search and rescue base

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan bowed to pressure over the future of the Waterford Helicopter Search and Rescue Base by amending the tender for the new Coast Guard Aviation Service. The amendment will specify four helicopter bases, including Waterford, when it previously specified a ‘minimum of three bases’ – drawing criticism from politicians in the south east. The Department of Transport ...

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Mili (3) was rescued by a sausage drone

On Thursday, January 13, I set the stage for what could eventually turn into a dramatic and prolonged rescue. Millie, three, of mixed race, let go of her leash and let her escape into the big free world. lost horizon Emma Oaks, Millie’s landlady, contacted the Dinmaid Rescue and Search and Rescue Service, who sent a missing person report in ...

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Gahler calls it a career as a firefighter after 35 years

“It was a cornerstone of my career. It has been the most challenging, rewarding and growth-enhancing professional opportunity I have ever had. I am comfortable retiring, having had the opportunity to help lead a growing and transitioning team. You don’t get many opportunities like that in life and I’m very lucky to have had it. CANMORE – After 35 years ...

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First fundraiser of the year for Walmer RNLI

[ad_1] A third annual Christmas tree chipping operation raised vital funds for the establishment. Wet, windy and cool weather Saturday, January 8 did not dampen the enthusiasm of Walmer volunteers and local sponsor and businessman Tom Ledger’s Leaf Tree Services as they prepared to prune a forest of Christmas trees for the third fundraiser. Walmer’s annual lifeboat fundraiser. More than ...

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Coast Guard helicopter transports mother and child to safety after woman falls on Welsh beach [VIDEO]

[ad_1] Moment Coast Guard helicopter transports mother and child to safety after woman falls and hits her head on rocks on Welsh beach A mother and child were rescued on a Welsh beach after a woman fell on rocks Dramatic footage shows couple airlifted from danger by helicopter The mother injured her head on the rocks and was taken to ...

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Pledge to bail out residents affected by Christmas Day flooding

[ad_1] The government has pledged to bail out residents, homeowners and businesses in the southeastern part of the country affected by flash floods on Christmas Day. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s pledge comes as a town in Co Wexford suffered the worst flooding in 62 years as torrential rains hit the area. A multi-agency response kicked into action in Bridgetown, County ...

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Dozens of refugees died after a ship sank in Greek waters | Refugees

[ad_1] Greek authorities have said dozens of refugees are believed to have died after a boat carrying up to 50 people, according to a witness, sank off the island of Folegandros in the second major loss of life in the Mediterranean in A few days. Nearly 24 hours after the rescue operation began on Tuesday evening, coastguard officials said it ...

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Priti Patel gives in to pressure to prevent RNLI from prosecution for saving lives of migrants

[ad_1] Priti Patel has bowed to pressure to prevent the RNLI and other charities from being prosecuted for rescuing asylum seekers in the English Channel. A controversial series of new laws would criminalize “facilitating the entry of asylum seekers” by taking them ashore, even if it is not done for payment or any sort of criminal gain. The Home Secretary ...

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Family and friends of Martin Rhodes, missing in Halifax, praise the mountain rescue team’s continued search efforts

[ad_1] Martin Rhodes Early on a bright morning in May 2019, Martin Rhodes, 46, of Halifax, was spotted walking near Kinlochewe. When he did not return to his hotel after a sudden change in the weather that brought heavy snowfall, he was reported missing that evening. Extensive searches over the following week by specialist police officers, mountain rescue volunteers, RAF ...

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More school districts announce flood closures

[ad_1] 2:26 p.m. Some roads in Petaluma are closed due to flooding, according to a Nixle alert from Petaluma Police. They are: – Lakeville Street between East D Street and Caulfield Lane – Jefferson Street between Lakeville Street and Wilson Street – Lindberg Lane between rue Payran and rue Lakeville. Residents are urged to stay at home and limit driving ...

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‘Call me and I will answer you’

[ad_1] David L. Chancey is pastor, McDonough Road Baptist Church, Fayetteville. The church family meets at 352 McDonough Road and invites you to join them this Sunday for worship at 10 a.m. and Bible study at 11:10 a.m. Check out viewing options online at www.mcdonoughroad.org. Check out Chancey’s books and other writings at www.davidchancey.com. Recently, I was thinking about life ...

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grough – Ogwen Valley lifeguards use new rafts at lake clean-up fundraising event

[ad_1] Bob smith, EditorTuesday, September 28, 2021 20:29 GMTNo further updates have been made One of the team members enjoys an unscheduled tea break while cleaning up. Photo: OVMRO Mountain rescuers teamed up with volunteers to clean up a lake in Snowdonia this weekend. Members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organization joined the team’s 333 Supporters Group and the ...

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Search intensifies for missing St Austell man Anthony Haley

[ad_1] The search for a missing Cornwall man in his 40s has intensified as emergency services and his family remain concerned for his well-being. Anthony Haley, 42, of St Austell, was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 22). Police, coast guards, mountain search and rescue teams and people who know Anthony are looking for him – with the search ...

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Cumbria rescue team receives new Land Rover

[ad_1] A Cumbria rescue team are the recipients of a brand new car. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) received the keys to their new rescue vehicle from Colin Todd of Lakeland Land Rover. The vehicle is the first of the New Defender 110 model to be adapted for mountain rescue and the purchase and conversion was made possible thanks to ...

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New Harwich RNLI rudders take command days after fainting

[ad_1] Days after losing consciousness as volunteer coxswain, Meredith Scanlon and Antony Charles took command of the Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat for the first time, in separate incidents. The first duty fell to Meredith when, on Tuesday September 14, she took command of the coastal lifeboat Atlantic 85 from Harwich RNLI. Tierney, Harvey and Sonny Reid in a multi-agency search ...

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Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer near Edgewater Park

[ad_1] CLEVELAND – The United States Coast Guard is looking for a missing swimmer who went underwater near Edgewater Park on Friday and has not resurfaced. At approximately 4:55 p.m., the Coast Guard received a report from EMS that two people had been seen swimming near Edgewater Park and one of the swimmers had returned to shore, but another had ...

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Tobermory RNLI and friends around the world crush the # Tob2Tob Challenge

[ad_1] Tobermory RNLI volunteers and friends around the world successfully completed the # Tob2Tob Challenge in August by collectively covering 7,836.7 miles – which is more than the circumference of the Moon. The # Tob2Tob challenge ran throughout August with volunteers, friends and supporters of the station aiming to walk, run, cycle, swim or row the 3,205 miles between the ...

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NTSB team heads to Ketchikan to investigate flight crash that left 6 dead

[ad_1] The four-person team will spend the day traveling, according to the head of the agency for Alaska, Clint Johnson, who dropped off senior accident investigator Heidi Kemner at Anchorage airport on Friday morning. Other team members arrive from Texas and the East Coast. Southest Aviation de Havilland DC-2 Beaver departed Misty Fjords and was heading for Ketchikan when it ...

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Storms cause flooding, destroy homes and cause power outages in eastern Baltimore County – CBS Baltimore

[ad_1] ESSEX, Maryland (WJZ) – The storms that swept through our region this afternoon caused a lot of damage and flooding. And it even destroyed some people’s homes. READ MORE: Four people shot dead outside Washington’s Nationals Park as game is underway Strong winds, lightning and heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of eastern Baltimore County on Saturday. Flood waters ...

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RNLI Kessock responds to reports of vehicle in water in Ardesier

[ad_1] The volunteer crew of the Kessock RNLI Lifeboat was launched yesterday (Monday 12 July) at 6.15 p.m. to assess the scene off Ardesier following a British Coast Guard report of a submerged vehicle near shore. Kessock’s charity rescuers were at the rescue station about to begin their regular weekly training when pagers rang for an immediate launch. The crew ...

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Wicklow RNLI helps stranded dog owner and his pet

[ad_1] Lifeboat press release Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 3 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday July 10) following a report of a man descending from a cliff to save his dog. RNLI / WicklowWicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat returning to station with dog owner and pet Lifeboat volunteers located the man and his dog five minutes later near the water’s ...

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