500 000 flee homes amid Sri Lanka flood misery

2016-05-20 16:03

Desperate Sri Lankans have clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo, as officials said 500 000 people had fled their homes across the island.

Community rejoices after boy pulled from rubble – paramedics

2016-05-08 16:15

A Durban community has rejoiced after a 4-year-old boy was pulled out from under the rubble of an informal residential structure that had collapsed while he was in it, paramedics say.

Hard-working Haskins leaves huge rescue boots to fill

2016-04-21 12:00

Veteran police search and rescue ­officer Lieutenant Jack Haskins — who has been involved in the Midmar Mile and Dusi Canoe Marathon, rescues in the Berg, drownings around the ­province and in disaster zones — is set to retire in May, ending one of the ­province’s most celebrated and storied police careers.

Man rescued after Durban cliff plunge

2016-02-18 14:01

Police search and rescue technicians have saved a 20-year-old man who fell down a cliff near the Nagle Dam.

Search for missing Sunsail catamaran still ongoing

2016-01-24 20:07

Hopes that a catamaran missing for a year has been found seems unlikely after National Sea Rescue Institute divers could not identify markings of a capsized catamaran in Agulhas.

Search for missing PE fisherman under way

2016-01-17 16:00

A Port Elizabeth fisherman has gone missing after he apparently went overboard from his boat, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Matriculant saved from sea in pitch dark in KZN

2015-12-31 08:13

Celebrations by a group of matriculants almost ended in tragedy when one of them was swept out to sea on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Marathon rescue for Durban trail runner who broke her ankle

2015-12-30 13:30

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters have rescued an injured trail runner who broke her ankle in Durban's Kloof Gorge.

Teen cousins missing after being swept off rocks in Herolds Bay

2015-12-22 11:30

Police divers are searching for two teenage boys who were swept off the rocks while fishing at Voëlklip in Herolds Bay, the NSRI says.

'Superman' rescued from Table Mountain

2015-12-05 17:23

'Superman' had to be airlifted off Table Mountain after a man in his late forties, dressed as the superhero, could not finish a fun run due to extreme exhaustion.


Desperate bid to save trapped men at Rustenburg mine

2016-05-18 10:52

Rescuers are working furiously at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine to save two mineworkers who are trapped underground.

Ecuador quake: Lucky duck pulled from rubble

2016-04-21 19:00

Rescuers searching through quake-collapsed buildings in Ecuador have found an unusual survivor - a flapping duck that had been buried under a pile of rubble.

Still no sign of girl swept down flooded river

2016-03-29 16:55

A 9-year-old girl is still missing after she was swept downstream while crossing a flooded river with her family in Klaarstroom, Western Cape police say.

No communication with three people still trapped at Lily Mine - AMCU

2016-02-06 18:20

There has been no communication with the three people believed to be still trapped underground after the Lily Mine collapse in Mpumalanga, AMCU says.

Friends help save unconscious kite-surfer

2016-01-23 13:39

A German kite-surfer has narrowly escaped drowning after his friends gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when he was knocked unconscious at Blaauwberg in Cape Town.

Two surfers rescue woman swept out to sea

2016-01-03 13:11

Two surfers have rescued a Cape Town woman who was swept out to sea when a rip current knocked her over while she was standing knee-deep in the water at Noordhoek beach, the NSRI says.

Plett holidaymakers rescue drowning mother, son

2015-12-30 13:30

A Plettenberg Bay mother and her 7-year-old son are in a stable condition after holidaymakers rescued them from drowning, the NSRI says.

Rescue under way for man who veered off cliff, trying to kick-start car

2015-12-23 11:54

Paramedics and rescue technicians are struggling to free a man trapped in a car which veered off a cliff in the Ngqeleni area of the Eastern Cape.

Joburg woman trapped in freezing stream for 2 nights

2015-12-14 15:52

A Johannesburg woman survived two nights trapped in an icy stream in a Johannesburg park after falling and hitting her head.

Hiker rescued after spending four nights on mountain

2015-12-03 17:01

After spending four nights stuck on a mountain, a hiker who went missing in Waters Mountains near Ceres was finally rescued, Wilderness Search and Rescue has said.

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