ARTICLES RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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