ARTICLES RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

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.

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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.

US tourist airlifted off Table Mountain

2013-04-11 14:22

An American tourist has been airlifted off Table Mountain after losing her way on a hike, a Western Cape health department official says.

Diver rescued after 7 hours at sea

2013-02-27 11:40

A diver who went missing during a dive has been found after drifting for more than seven hours in the rough seas off the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Search on for 3 missing in Antarctica

2013-01-24 09:00

A search is under way in Antarctica for a plane carrying three Canadian crew that went missing in bad weather on a flight from the South Pole, New Zealand rescue authorities say.

Cheers for stranded sailor at rescue

2013-01-21 11:58

The captain of a cruise ship has spoken of the dramatic rescue of a French yachtsman adrift on a life-raft for days and the cheers from passengers when he was hauled safely on board.

Dramatic rescue for snakebite victim

2013-01-11 10:37

An army helicopter pilot has dodged thunderstorms and flown into a Drakensberg valley in the dark in order to rescue a hiker who was bitten by a puff adder.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Woman rescued after Drakensberg fall

2013-04-02 10:32

A 41-year-old woman spent two cold nights in the Drakensberg mountains with a broken leg while waiting to be rescued, according to a report.

Weather halts Antarctic search for plane

2013-01-24 10:00

A search in Antarctica for a plane carrying three Canadian crewmen that went missing on a flight from the South Pole has been suspended due to bad weather, say rescue officials.

6 dead after Limpopo River bursts banks

2013-01-21 20:14

Six people have died after the Limpopo river burst its banks, the provincial co-operative governance department says.

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Mpumalanga rescue called off

2013-01-21 09:53

Rescuers have called off the search for two missing people in the Komati River in Tonga, Mpumalanga. Watch.

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Man missing after water ski trip in KZN

2013-01-07 11:44

Rescuers have continued searching for a man who went missing during a water ski trip at Inanda Dam in KwaZulu-Natal.

 
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