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3 Rescued From Remote Atoll Thanks to Their 'Ingenuity'

Rescue came after US Navy aircraft spotted 'HELP' message spelled out in palm leaves on the beach

(Newser) - In a search area covering more than 100,000 square miles in the remote Pacific, the 31-acre atoll was a needle in a haystack. Still, authorities discovered the three men stranded for days on the uninhabited island thanks to their ingenuity—spelled out in palm fronds. The men in their...

Hiker Found Dead at Base of 150-Foot Drop

California's Caroline Meister believed to have fallen accidentally

(Newser) - Hiker Caroline Meister, 30, was found dead Friday, four days after venturing into the wilderness in Carmel Valley, California, reports NBC News . She left the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, where she was living and working, around 10am on March 18 but failed to return that same day. Members at the...

On 4th Day, a Break for Family Stuck in Flooded Outback

Rescuers reach group of 7, including a celebrated artist and member of nomadic family

(Newser) - "Bush savvy" though they are, fears for a family of seven lost in the Australian outback had mounted Wednesday with what was initially no sign of the group for a fourth day. Three elderly people and four children ages 7 to 17 had set out in two vehicles around...

Man Stranded on Cliffside for 2 Days After Crash

California man told rescuers he swerved to avoid some deer

(Newser) - The California Highway Patrol says it rescued a man who had been stranded on a cliffside for two days after he swerved to avoid some deer. In a Facebook post , the CHP's Coastal Division Air Operations Unit said it received a request Tuesday to search an area of coastline...

Hiker Who Was Rescued After 11-Hour Ordeal Admits Bad Decisions
Hiker Who Was
Rescued After
11-Hour Ordeal:
I Made Bad Decisions

Hiker Who Was Rescued After 11-Hour Ordeal: I Made Bad Decisions

Cole Matthes says he was 'underprepared' for hike on New Hampshire peak

(Newser) - As temperatures plunged on New Hampshire's Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a ravine. His fall Saturday sparked a rescue...

23 Lost Skiers, Snowboarders Needed Rescue in Vermont

Officials in Killington saved them after they got lost in frigid temperatures

(Newser) - Twenty-three skiers and snowboarders had to be rescued in frigid temperatures on Saturday after becoming lost in the backcountry in Killington, Vermont, police said. After a call came in around 2:30pm local time, search and rescue crews hiked, snowshoed, and used skis with skins to travel about 5 miles...

US Navy Sailors Go Missing Off Coast of Somalia

Search and rescue operation is underway

(Newser) - A search and rescue operation is underway off the coast of Somalia after two sailors from the US Navy went missing on Thursday night, reports Reuters . "For operational security purposes, we will not release additional information until the personnel recovery operation is complete," read a statement from US...

Plane Set to Land on Frozen Lake Didn't Quite Make It

10 rescued in rough conditions after small Air Tindi plane crashes in Canada's Northwest Territories

(Newser) - Passengers on a small plane that crashed in Canada this week are fortunate to be alive after a rescue at a remote site in the Northwest Territories. Today in BC reports that the Air Tindi aircraft, a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, went down shortly before 1pm local time on...

Man Survives 5 Days in Ravine After Crash

68-year-old Californian suffered broken back in crash

(Newser) - A great-grandfather in California is lucky to be alive after his truck fell 100 feet into a ravine, leaving him stranded and too injured to move. Calvin Smith, 68, was spotted by dirt bikers in Kern County on Saturday, five days after his truck went over the side of a...

Colombia Credits Military Tech, Indigenous Potions With Rescue

President bestows 86 medals on Amazon searchers who found children

(Newser) - Colombia's president handed out 86 medals Monday to soldiers, Indigenous volunteers, and government officials who helped in the rescue of four children who spent 40 days on their own in the jungle after a plane crash. President Gustvao Petro described the search that captivated world attention as an example...

Human Remains Found in Area Actor Went Missing on Hike

Authorities had recently said search for Julian Sands would continue in a 'limited capacity'

(Newser) - Just days after authorities said the search for actor Julian Sands would continue "in a limited capacity" after eight searches in California's Mount Baldy area turned up short over the five months since he went missing during a hike, human remains have been found in that area. Hikers...

Coast Guard 'Optimistic' in Hunt for Missing Sub

Search is focusing on area where Canadian aircraft detected sounds

(Newser) - The Coast Guard says a unified command team is working "tirelessly" to find the missing submersible Titan in a search of a vast area of the North Atlantic. At a briefing Wednesday afternoon, Coast Guard Capt. Jamie Frederick said Canadian planes detected underwater noises on Tuesday and again on...

'Tapping Sounds' Detected in Search for Titanic Sub

It's not at all clear, however, what that might mean

(Newser) - "Banging sounds" were detected "every 30 minutes" in the area that a Canadian aircraft was searching for the missing Titanic submersible, according to internal email updates sent to the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by Rolling Stone . The aircraft involved "has underwater detection capabilities from the...

'It's Get to the Surface or Die'
'It's Get to the Surface or Die'

'It's Get to the Surface or Die'

Rescue efforts continue to find missing Titanic submersible, as details emerge on passengers

(Newser) - As the search continues off the coast of Newfoundland for the Titanic-bound submersible that went missing over the weekend, more details have emerged about the five passengers on board. Action Aviation CEO Hamish Harding, a billionaire and British adventurer, is one of the five , as are French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet...

Titanic Sub Operator Is 'Mobilizing All Options'

OceanGate says it is rushing a remotely operated vehicle to the site

(Newser) - The operator of the submersible that went missing on a dive to the wreckage of the Titanic says it is "exploring and mobilizing all options to bring the crew back safely." In a statement, OceanGate Expeditions said its "entire focus is on the crew members in the...

Search Underway for Missing Titanic Tourist Sub
Sub Used to Take Tourists
to Titanic Goes Missing

Sub Used to Take Tourists to Titanic Goes Missing

No word on how many passengers, if any, were aboard

(Newser) - A search and rescue mission is underway in the Atlantic Ocean after a submersible used to explore the wreck of the Titanic was reported missing. CBS News confirmed by way of the US Coast Guard in Boston that the operation is currently happening off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. It'...

Amid Demolition Talk, Residents Remained in Collapsed Building

2 women rescued Monday in Davenport, Iowa, including one in critical condition

(Newser) - A ninth person was removed from a partially collapsed apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday, more than 24 hours after rescue efforts began. Footage showed 52-year-old Lisa Brooks speaking to protesters from an upper-floor window of the six-story building after city officials claimed the search and rescue operation had...

More Than 3 Weeks After Quake, an 'Unexpected Groan'

Alex the husky is pulled out of rubble in Turkey's Hatay province, emaciated but otherwise OK

(Newser) - After a series of miraculous rescues , teams digging through the rubble in the aftermath of last month's earthquake in Turkey and Syria had more or less given up on finding any more survivors. That is, until Tuesday, when an "unexpected groan" emitted from underneath a concrete block pile...

Crews Comb Through Rubble for Survivors of Russian Strike

Ukrainian city's residents call strike terrorism, saying, 'There are no military facilities here'

(Newser) - Ukrainian rescuers were still searching the rubble of an apartment building on Sunday that was struck by Russian missiles , trying to find survivors calling out for help. President Volodymyr Zelensky posted on Telegram that 25 people were killed in the strike, 73 were injured, and 39 rescued, though he said...

A 'Christmas Miracle' for Missing Aussie Teens

4 paddleboarders spent at least 7 hours in Australia's Port Phillip Bay before finding land

(Newser) - A helicopter search for four Australian teenagers who failed to return from a paddleboarding excursion came to a happy end Tuesday when they were found washed up on an island some 20 miles from where they started out. Two men and two women, aged 18 to 19, had set out...

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