Man trapped in trench rescued after 11 hours

2014-07-19 21:26

A man trapped in a water-filled trench at a residential property near Durban has been freed after an 11-hour rescue operation, paramedics say.

Building collapse: 2 more bodies retrieved

2014-06-27 13:10

The bodies of two of the four people killed in a Soweto building collapse have been retrieved from the wreckage, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Girl, 11, rescued from drain pipe in KZN

2014-06-27 07:20

An 11-year-old girl has been rescued after getting trapped in a drain pipe in Izingolweni on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Up to 15 people trapped in Soweto collapse

2014-06-25 20:52

There are possibly more people trapped under the rubble of a partially collapsed building in Power Park, Soweto.

Search resumes for missing Everest climbers

2014-04-19 07:53

The search for four climbing guides missing on Mount Everest has resumed following the deaths of 12 others.

Rising water hampers search for missing kids

2014-03-14 19:10

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, has been put on hold.

Missing plane crashed into South China Sea, report

2014-03-08 08:28

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has crashed in the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media reported, quoting a senior naval official.

Spear fisherman missing in Cape Town

2014-03-02 12:10

A spear fisherman who was seen going into the water at Bantry Bay in Cape Town is believed to still be missing, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Race on to rescue missing miners

2014-02-05 14:16

Emergency workers are racing to rescue nine miners still missing deep underground in a burning gold mine west of Johannesburg.

Search for missing diver continues

2014-01-05 14:42

The search for a man who went missing while diving at Smitswinkel Bay in the Western Cape is continuing, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.


Dramatic footage shows the unlikely rescue of a ship's cook, who survived for almost three days trapped in an air bubble in his sunken ship, has gone viral six months after the rescue.

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Search continues at Tongaat Mall

2013-11-26 21:19

KwaZulu-Natal police are continuing the search for bodies, a week after the collapse of a large section of the Tongaat Mall.

4 mineworkers trapped in mine

2013-11-25 11:13

Four mineworkers are trapped in a mine near Robertville on the West Rand after a mine shaft apparently collapsed, paramedics say.

Rescue efforts continue at KZN mall

2013-11-20 07:12

Efforts to find any survivors in the wreckage of a collapsed mall in Tongaat, north of Durban, are continuing, rescue workers say.

Spotlights turned on as KZN rescue under way

2013-11-19 20:32

Rescuers are using lights to continue searching into the night under the rubble of the collapsed Tongaat building.

20 missing in Middleburg blast

2013-10-14 17:29

About 20 people have been missing following a blast at the Rolfe pharmaceutical laboratory in Middelburg, Eastern Cape.

Ship runs aground off Knysna coast

2013-08-08 16:26

Nineteen people have been rescued after a ship ran aground off the Knysna coast near a nature reserve.

Chinese lanterns mistaken for flares

2013-07-21 22:16

The National Sea Rescue Institute has appealed to the public to not set off Chinese lanterns along the coastline as they are often mistaken for red distress flares.

Lac-Meganic: Bodies to be IDed by teeth

2013-07-07 21:16

Blackened buildings and bodies burned into charred debris are all that remain at the heart of the small Quebec town where an oil-laden runaway train derailed and exploded.

Driver-less train flattens parts of town

2013-07-06 23:38

Witnesses say the centre of the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, where a fuel-laden train derailed and exploded, was crowded at the time.

Run-away train ploughs into Quebec town

2013-07-06 21:07

Several explosions have rocked Lac Megantic, in Canada, and dozens of people are missing after an oil-laden cargo train derailed in the middle of the town.

11 missing as ship capsizes off Thailand

2013-07-04 13:02

Eleven crew members from a Bangladeshi cargo ship are missing after their vessel capsized in the Andaman Sea, sparking a rescue mission, says Thai officials.

Germany: Farmland flooded to save towns

2013-06-09 22:35

Thousands of people have left their homes in eastern Germany as a dam burst on the swollen River Elbe and swathes of farmland were flooded in an attempt to spare towns.

Sailor with malaria airlifted to shore

2013-04-21 12:28

A sailor has been rescued from a ship off Port Elizabeth and taken to hospital in a critical condition with malaria, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.


Soweto rescue operations called off

2014-06-27 19:35

Rescue operations at a collapsed building in Soweto where four people died have been called off.

Rescue bid back on at Soweto building

2014-06-27 10:04

Rescue operations have resumed at a collapsed building in Soweto where four people died, Johannesburg emergency management services say.

Death toll rises in Soweto building collapse

2014-06-26 21:31

Another body has been found in the collapsed building in Soweto, bringing the death toll to four, Johannesburg emergency management services says.

Man’s arm amputated during rescue

2014-06-26 11:12

A man's arm was amputated before he was rescued from a building which collapsed in Power Park, Soweto, Johannesburg emergency management services have said.

Toll mounts as thousands in Serbia, Bosnia flee historic floods

2014-05-18 22:08

Thousands have crammed into boats and army trucks as they fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall caused the worst floods in more than a century.

Boats continue search for E Cape man

2014-04-06 14:00

The search for a 45-year-old St Francis Bay man continues after the man disappeared about 10km up Krom River, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Search continues for missing Pretoria kids

2014-03-12 10:18

The search for three children who went missing earlier this week in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, continues, police say.

Missionary swept out to sea in Wilderness

2014-03-02 14:13

Police and rescuers are searching for a 21-year-old missionary who was swept out to sea at Wilderness in the Western Cape, according to the NSRI.

Rescuers won't go into abandoned mine

2014-02-27 09:48

Rescuers will not be able to retrieve more bodies from an abandoned shaft in Roodepoort because of dangerous gases which have already killed 11 people, officials say.

Illegal miners rescued in Gauteng

2014-01-07 17:40

Fourteen illegal miners have been rescued from an illegal mine in Florida, on the West Rand.

Fireman survives 6-floor fall into pit of flames

2013-12-05 08:49

A Durban fireman has "miraculously" survived after falling six floors down a disused lift shaft into a pit of flames containing metal spikes and a dead body.

Dogs help rescue elderly hiker

2013-12-02 10:20

An 80-year-old former professor has been found alive after being lost for five days and five nights in the Drakenstein Mountains, after his dogs helped alert rescuers.

Rescue efforts to free trapped miners continue

2013-11-25 14:19

Efforts to rescue four mineworkers trapped in a mine near Robertville on the West Rand are continuing.

Tongaat operation on hold

2013-11-20 19:25

The rescue operation at the Tongaat mall construction site has been called off temporarily.

eThekwini tried to stop building of Tongaat mall

2013-11-19 22:06

The eThekwini municipality says it tried stopping construction at a mall in Tongaat, near Durban, where a roof collapsed, burying dozens of workers under a slab of concrete said to be the size of a football field.

1 dead, 26 critically injured after roof collapses in KZN

2013-11-19 19:02

One person has been reported dead as efforts to rescue about 50 workers feared trapped, after a roof collapse at a Tongaat shopping mall, are under way.

Teen loses arm in Drakensberg rock fall

2013-08-16 10:47

A 14-year-old KwaZulu-Natal pupil has had his right arm amputated at the elbow after a rock dislodged and fell onto him while he was on a school hiking trip in the Drakensberg.


A 7-year-old boy, lost in the Australian bush, says a friendly kangaroo is the reason he survived. Watch.

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Lac-Megantic catastrophe: Seach risky

2013-07-09 22:56

Rescue operations after the Lac-Megantic train catastrophe are progressing slowly because it is a very risky environment with some hotspots and gas, the Quebec police say.

Locals wary of Canadian 'ghost train'

2013-07-07 16:41

Scores of people - perhaps as many as 80 - are still missing after a driverless "ghost train" derailed and ploughed into the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic.

San Francisco crash: No word on injuries

2013-07-06 23:38

There has been no word on casualties after passengers on a Boeing 777 which crashed at San Francisco International Airport, had to use emergency inflatable slides to escape the burning plane.

60 people missing after Quebec derailment, blasts

2013-07-06 19:37

About 60 people are missing after a fuel-laden freight train derailed and exploded in the middle of a Quebec town, Canadian police say.

NSRI rescues seven hikers

2013-06-23 16:03

Seven hikers had to be rescued after becoming trapped on a ledge during a Spring high tide in Haga Haga, near East London, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.


Firefighters in China rescued a newborn from a sewage pipe. Watch the dramatic footage here.

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Divers search for aircraft in dam

2013-04-17 08:03

Divers have started searching for an aircraft which was seen crashing into Modimola dam in Mmabatho, North West police say.

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