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Climber dead, another seriously injured in 200ft fall from Mount Hood

One person died and another was seriously injured after falling 200 feet from Mount Hood in Oregon. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said it received a distress call on Sunday and dispatched a search and rescue team to search for the two climbers. Rescuers had to deal with difficult conditions including wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph, deep snow ...

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Hundreds of animals dead as rescue services grapple with volume of calls and impact of flooding

Thousands of animals have died in recent flooding in Queensland and New South Wales, with rescue services unable to respond to all calls for help due to flooded roads blocked by debris. Key points: RSPCA, rescue services responding to hundreds of animal calls for help Many services unable to help livestock, routing calls to SES and Council Wildlife and livestock ...

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Fire crews from multiple counties rescue 16-year-old Virginia boy stuck in well

ESSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Rural Essex County Fire and Rescue crews successfully rescued a Virginia teenager who was trapped in a well over the weekend. Essex County Fire Chief Paul Richardson said the 16-year-old boy was playing in the backyard with a friend when he stepped on a wooden well cover. “The lid gave way and it plunged about ...

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Frantic rescue operation launched to save ponies from rising flood waters in North Yorkshire field

Distressing photos showing ponies stranded in floodwaters after Storm Franklin have been shared online. The photographs, which appear to show two ponies trapped by rising water in a field, were taken by the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The stranded ponies were stuck in their field near Bryam, Selby, North Yorkshire and specialist animal rescue teams were called in ...

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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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Missing Cairngorms hiker ‘left messages in snow’ for mountain rescue teams

A hiker reported missing in the Cairngorms has left clues in the snow to help mountain rescue teams find him. Mountain rescue teams from Braemar and Cairngorms were called on Monday after a 40-year-old man went missing. The man had been unable to reach Aviemore on Sunday as he had planned due to high winds and had taken refuge in ...

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Poots donates £2m to vital search and rescue services

A new £2million Covid scheme to help support vital search and rescue teams across Northern Ireland was announced today by DAERA Minister Edwin Poots. He told the Assembly that the funding will help Northern Ireland’s nine search and rescue teams (NISAR), which rescue some 500 people every year, buy essential life-saving equipment. “I am delighted to announce this new £2 ...

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State studying how to support search and rescue groups

Colorado Search and Rescue listed a number of ways search and rescue groups could use more support. DENVER (KDVR) – Search and rescue teams are requesting resources and support to keep the backcountry safe. Colorado Search and Rescue listed a number of ways search and rescue groups could use more support. These include funding for their relief teams, covering the ...

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Backcountry rescues rise as more people seek outdoor recreation

About 30 volunteers gathered a recent weekend at a snowy highway in western Idaho. They were there for a training exercise, and the fictional scenario for the day involved four snowshoers who did not return when scheduled. “We have four late subjects. We don’t know exactly how long they’ve been overdue, but we’ll find out from our law enforcement representative,” ...

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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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The Colleyville context | The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh

Another heartbreaking Shabbat. Another shrine violated. Another assault on Jews and everything we stand for. For us, an attack on a synagogue is not just a visceral event; it’s personal. We don’t need to read the history books to understand how it feels. Colleyville was an anti-Semitic act of terrorism that should serve as a reminder to anyone who needed ...

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Happy 200th Anniversary, HM Coastguard! Rescue service celebrates milestone

Credit: UK government press release Two hundred years of saving lives along Britain’s coasts and at sea, as well as coordinating the rescues of people in distress in international waters, are celebrated this year as HM Coastguard celebrates its milestone anniversary. It was on January 15, 1822 that HM Coastguard was officially established and has been working ever since to ...

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Halifax Search and Rescue takes on new role and helps locate homeless people in the city

[ad_1] Halifax Search and Rescue recently took on a new role – on nights when the mercury drops or a storm hits, the city has tasked volunteers to watch those living on the streets. This weekend marked the seventh time that volunteers had come out. Walking through the woods of a park in the Halifax area around midnight on Saturday, ...

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Busiest year on record for fall rescue

[ad_1] The Grassington-based team had 73 calls, breaking the previous record of 56 in 2020, she said in its annual report. The team is one of the few mountain rescue teams to cover underground rescues as well as more traditional surface and water incidents. “Maintaining our capacities, raising funds and carrying out our rescues requires a lot of commitment on ...

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“Looking for a few good men … and women.” »The January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine pays tribute to our firefighting and voluntary rescue societies | Magazine Alléganie

[ad_1] They are looking for a few good men … and women January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine features tribute to volunteer fire and rescue companies As the saying goes “they are looking for a few good men”. And also women. The January 2022 edition of Allegany magazine honors and shines a spotlight not only on the volunteers of the ...

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Indonesian volcano erupts again, hampering rescue operations

[ad_1] SUMBERWULUH, INDONESIA – Mount Semeru, Indonesia, spat more ash on Monday, hampering the search for survivors as aerial footage showed the extent of the devastation caused by the deadly volcano eruption over the weekend. The largest mountain on the island of Java came to life on Saturday, sending a volcanic ash mushroom high into the sky and raining hot ...

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Indian Navy accelerates rescue and relief operations; more than 54,000 people evacuated from Andhra Pradesh

[ad_1] With cyclonic storm “Jawad” likely to hit northern Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning, the Indian Navy said on Friday it had stepped up rescue and relief operations to minimize damage. As the depression over the south-eastern Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify as a cyclonic storm, “Jawad” and moving north-west and is likely to cross the coasts of ...

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All is wool that ends wool: watch firefighters rescue sheep from a river

[ad_1] Firefighters were called in to rescue a sheep that was in trouble this weekend. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Teams were called after reports an animal was struggling in the River Leam near Offchurch. With a shear effort, the firefighters managed to pull the soggy sheep out of the water and bring them back safe and sound to their field, ...

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Several crews conduct hours-long rescue off Hunger Mountain

[ad_1] WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – Nineteen rescuers from five search and rescue teams rescued a 31-year-old man from Florida, who slipped over icy rocks and injured his ankle on Saturday afternoon. The rescue lasted about five hours, mostly in the dark. The Waterbury Backcountry Rescue Team said the man was walking alone when he was injured about 2,800 feet on ...

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How 250 people helped save man trapped for 53 hours in one of Britain’s deepest caves

[ad_1] Breadcrumb Links World New Injured speleologist slowly ascended “a kilometer or two” on a stretcher through steep, wet and winding passages Author of the article: Shari Kulha Release date : 09 Nov 2021 • 51 minutes ago • 3 minutes to read • Join the conversation The injured man lies on the blue stretcher as rescuers carefully cross fast-flowing ...

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Anniversary of the first UN-INSARAG certified rescue team in South Asia

[ad_1] Whenever anyone would like to write down the achievements of the emergency services commonly known as Rescue 1122, one would feel proud to mention the first Pakistani Rescue Team (PRT) certified by the United Nations INSARAG in South Asia. Pakistan Rescue Team of Emergency Services Academy (Rescue 1122), Lahore received this great honor of United Nations certification after completing ...

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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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Could Brian Laundrie still be alive if he’s on the Carlton Reservation in Florida? Here’s what survival experts think

[ad_1] CNN, WFTS By Christina Maxouris, CNN For more than three weeks, local and federal authorities have crisscrossed a 25,000-acre nature reserve in search of Brian Laundry, the 22-year-old fiance Gabby Petito. On September 1, Laundrie returned in Petito’s van to the couple’s north port, Florida, home after a cross-country trip the couple had taken earlier in the summer, police ...

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Rescue operation for an 82-year-old man trapped under a tractor

[ad_1] Suffolk firefighters and rescue teams were called in to help an 82-year-old man today, Friday October 8, after he got trapped under his tractor. The rescue team was called at 11:45 am this morning, to the scene of the incident on Holton Road, near Halesworth. The man was released after 25 minutes and later transported to hospital by ambulance. ...

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Some states want to charge for the rescue of lost hikers

[ad_1] It was 11 p.m. one evening in July last year when a couple realized they weren’t going back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile from the popular Mount Lafayette hiking trail, about 70 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire. They had underestimated how long it would take to complete the ...

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Stuck horse freed from Sainsbury’s car park in Somerset

[ad_1] Fire crews were called in today (Sunday 3 October) to a Sainsbury’s car park in Taunton to rescue a stranded horse. The animal was traveling in a van when it got its front legs stuck over an internal bar. Its owner was very distressed and called Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue for help. READ MORE: Man dies in ...

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Hiker missing from Zion National Park found after calling 911 and family, rangers say

[ad_1] Zion National Park officials were looking for John Fiske Burg, missing since Tuesday, September 28. (Zion National Park) SPRINGDALE, Washington County – A 79-year-old man who had been missing since Tuesday called 911 and his family before being located by Air Force Airmen flying over Zion National Park on Saturday afternoon, said park officials. Park rangers said airmen located ...

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Woman drowns above Tumalo Falls despite efforts to save lives

[ad_1] (Update: Added video, comments) Second rescue effort at same time involves injured Smith Rock hiker TUMALO, Ore. (KTVZ) – A woman drowned above Tumalo Falls Wednesday afternoon, despite efforts to save lives at the scene, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed. The report of a possible drowning and water rescue was received by dispatchers around 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Jayson Janes ...

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176 Wing receives Jolly Green Rescue Mission of the Year> Air National Guard> Post Display

[ad_1] JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – 176 Wing operations and maintenance groups have been honored with the 2021 Jolly Green Rescue Mission of the Year award. Over Memorial Day weekend, Guardsmen from the 176th Wing generated and conducted 30 sorties, culminating in over 120 flight hours during two high altitude rescue missions that saved 13 people in Wrangell-St . Elias ...

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Colorado Search and Rescue Teams Gather in Summit County for Annual Training

[ad_1] Ryan Delano is practicing his rappelling technique during a search and rescue training course on Friday, September 24, near Windy Point Campground.Liz Copan / For the Daily News Summit Search and rescue teams from across Colorado gathered in Summit County this weekend for the annual SARCon event, an opportunity for members to learn about new tools and techniques, learn ...

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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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Family remembers pair of experienced outdoor enthusiasts after Yellowstone backcountry incident

[ad_1] YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Search and rescue teams are always looking for an experienced outdoor enthusiast who has been reported “late” from a backcountry canoe trip earlier this week in Yellowstone National Park. Kim Crumbo, 74, from Ogden, has not been found. However, rescuers located the body of Crumbo’s brother Mark O’Neill, 67, on the eastern shore of ...

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Multiple fire, ambulance services respond to hospital fire

[ad_1] Fire and rescue units from Norway, Paris, Oxford, PACE, West Paris, Harrison and Bridgton were called to Stephens Memorial Hospital on Friday after smoke was detected in the building. Nine ambulance services were called in to transport patients to other medical facilities. Fire departments in Greenwood, Woodstock and Poland provided coverage for several services that were dispatched to the ...

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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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The 12 Cumbria mountain rescue teams honored by the Queen

[ad_1] TWO years after being nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Cumbria’s mountain rescue teams have finally secured their award. All 12 were nominated by Superintendent Matthew Kennerley in 2019 for the award which is the team equivalent of an individual MBE. They were told they won in April of last year. Due to the pandemic, however, there ...

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Search and rescue training exercises to test skills and interoperability

[ad_1] Search and rescue personnel will practice skills and interoperability this week with two planned training exercises. This weekend, Tasmanian Police search and rescue teams will be joined by participants from Ambulance Tasmania and several rescue and volunteer groups including the State Emergency Service (SES) , Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST), Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, Northern Caverneers and the Mole Creek ...

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Lost hikers rely on unpaid rescuers. Colorado could change that.

[ad_1] Embarrassed by an aging volunteer base, search and rescue officials across the country say they are struggling to cope with an increase in calls for help. “The lack of lifeguards is a chronic problem in many areas,” said Jeff Sparhawk, president of the Colorado Search and Rescue Association. “Some teams are very hard hit. “ Colorado lawmakers say the ...

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Two hikers rescued in separate incidents – NH Fish and Game Department

[ad_1] CONTACT:Lieutenant James Kneeland603-744-5470603-271-3361July 19, 2021 Lincoln, New Hampshire – On Sunday, July 18 at 3:05 p.m., the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department was notified of a hiker with a medical emergency on the Liberty Springs Trail in Lincoln. Samuel Mitchell, 67, from Belfast, ME, was hiking in a group when he suffered a medical emergency and was unable ...

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College students see Ground Zero rescue dogs in action at training exhibit at Oklahoma City National Museum and Memorial

[ad_1] OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The hot summer days are here, and for some students in grades six to eight, they have spent a busy morning at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum with some very intelligent dogs . These STEM students learned about rescue, recovery, investigation, and healing from the Oklahoma City bombing. The special dogs of Ground ...

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Floods in Germany: huge rescue effort in Rhineland-Palatinate as deadly floods also hit Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

[ad_1] Rapid torrents of water flooded entire towns and villages in western and southern Germany, causing buildings to collapse and leaving residents stranded, police said Thursday. At least 55 people have died in the severe flooding, but authorities have said the number is expected to rise. Germany is the most affected with 49 dead, while six people have died in ...

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Tropical Storm Elsa will miss the Surfside condo collapse site; Number of dead at 28, of which 117 are still missing

[ad_1] KEY POINTS The death toll rose to 28 after another victim was found in the rubble of the condominium Controlled demolition was planned due to the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa The Surfside area is now likely to avoid the shock of the storm A day after the remaining structure of Champlain Towers South in Florida was demolished over ...

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Tallahassee Fire Department Search and Rescue Team Return Home After Surfside Rescue Efforts

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Family and friends greeted the Tallahassee Fire Department’s search and rescue team as heroes after a week-long deployment to Surfside. Task Force 7 joined with seven other search and rescue teams across the state to assist with recovery efforts after a condo collapsed. The family of some of the task force members say the crew ...

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Police assist mountain rescue teams during emergency week

[ad_1] Forth Valley POLICE assisted mountain rescue teams on nine different calls over the past week. Officers from the Forth Valley Police Division attended the calls alongside various mountain teams and luckily everyone involved was safely assisted. Last Tuesday, June 29, police traveled to Conic Hill alongside the Lomon Mountain Rescue Team to assist a woman with an injured leg, ...

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