Farmers, cops save kids from bus stuck in floodwaters

2017-02-22 10:02

Free State farmers and police struggled for hours to save a busload of schoolchildren after the vehicle got stuck in floodwaters on a low-water bridge.

Dehydrated hiker airlifted off Table Mountain

2017-01-01 16:42

A hiker from KwaZulu-Natal has been airlifted from Table Mountain after she became dehydrated.

Hiker injures back in Table Mountain fall

2016-12-29 13:44

A hiker has fallen three metres from a track near Maclear's Beacon on Table Mountain and sustained a possible back injury, Wilderness Search and Rescue says.

Hunt on for man who fell from boat at Bon Accord Dam

2016-09-10 21:40

Paramedics are searching for the body of a man after he fell from a boat at the Bon Accord Dam, north of Pretoria.

Stricken hikers rescued from Table Mountain

2016-08-31 07:48

Three hikers have been rescued by Wilderness Search and Rescue volunteers as inclement weather descended on Table Mountain overnight.

Rescue mission mounted for gravely ill sailor

2016-08-21 21:42

A gravely ill sailor on a bulk carrier ship has been rescued by NSRI volunteers and paramedics in Port Elizabeth.

Children on Boland hiking trail saved from hypothermia

2016-07-24 12:41

A family has been rescued from a hiking trail in the Boland after they got into trouble with icy weather conditions, Wilderness Search and Rescue says.

Labrador plucked from sea fighting for her life

2016-06-15 08:04

Xena the Labrador's miraculous rescue from the ocean this week has left many hearts warm. However, her adventure is far from over as she fights the repercussions of her near-drowning.

Stranded US students use cellphone lights to guide mountain rescuers

2016-06-13 17:42

Three American students have been rescued off a ledge after straying off the path in the Jonkershoek Mountains, near Stellenbosch, Wilderness Search and Rescue says.

Boy missing in Japanese forest found alive

2016-06-03 06:06

A 7-year-old boy missing since being abandoned in a bear-inhabited forest in Japan as a punishment nearly a week ago has been found alive and reunited with his parents, officials say.


Rescue team saves newborn from depths of pit toilet

2017-01-30 10:51

Pietermaritzburg's K9 Search and Rescue team has heroically saved the life of a newborn baby from the dank depths of a long drop toilet.

Injured hiker and rescuers stranded on mountain overnight

2016-12-31 08:01

A rescue team and injured hiker were left stranded on a mountain in Wolseley on Friday night because the helicopter meant to have airlifted them from the spot was dispatched to a car accident and due to fading light couldn't return.

PICS: Driver escapes after vehicle plunges off bridge into Durban river

2016-09-18 21:24

A Durban man has had a lucky to escape after his car plunged off a bridge into a river in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.

Illegal miners trapped underground in Langlaagte

2016-09-10 19:03

A group of illegal miners have been trapped underground in Langlaagte, Johannesburg police have said.

PICS: Beach SOS saves couples stranded on Pacific island for a week

2016-08-28 10:05

Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard says.

Avoid high risk flooding areas – eThekwini mayor

2016-07-26 10:22

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo has cautioned all Durban residents to avoid high risk flood areas following heavy rains.

PICS: Rescue team 'put own lives on line' to save Stellenbosch student

2016-07-11 11:44

A helicopter has descended into a deep ravine in the Jonkershoek Mountains in Stellenbosch to airlift a hiker who had broken several bones in a fall.

Local host of stranded US students praises 'phenomenal' rescue team

2016-06-14 07:16

The host of three American college students who got stuck on a ledge in the Jonkershoek Mountains has praised the "phenomenal" team that rescued them.

Cape Town family catches up with captain who saved their son's life

2016-06-08 10:02

While nothing could return the favour for saving his son's life, Ray Castelyn has played host to the French bulk carrier captain who rescued Kyle and fellow yachtsman Jean Sitruk from the ocean, to show his appreciation.

Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

2016-05-26 07:41

Few make it into the elite squad of the Mines Rescue Services, which is dedicated to saving lives in a country with the deepest mines in the world.

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