CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013 |
Rescuers were confident Wednesday night that they would locate a missing hiker in Orange County's Trabuco Canyon after finding the woman's hiking partner alive in the area. Crews on the ground were being aided by rescuers in a helicopter who were using infrared technology in hopes of pinpointing the location 18-year-old Kyndall Jack in the brushy mountainside terrain, authorities said. Fog was beginning to move into the area late Wednesday, but rescuers were not sure if it would force officials to halt the air operation, authorities said.
September 19, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Rescue teams were searching Thursday for at least 58 people believed buried in a mudslide after multiple storms battered large swaths of the country, killing nearly 100 people nationwide and leaving thousands stranded or homeless. While much attention was focused on tourists caught in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, even grimmer reports emerged from that hard-hit region, where villages were largely cut off from aid and may have suffered large-scale devastation. Luis Felipe Puente , national Civil Protection coordinator, said in a television interview that the death toll climbed Thursday to 97 people in nine states.
September 17, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. -- Search teams resumed their efforts Tuesday to rescue hundreds of people still stranded by the Colorado flood waters as the death toll climbed to eight. Although hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for, according to state officials, the number has fallen in recent days to 648, state officials said. Harder to know is the number of people waiting to be rescued, Liz Donaghey, a spokeswoman for the Boulder office of Emergency Management, said by telephone on Tuesday.
May 25, 2011 |
When the demonic twister struck Joplin, killing at least 122 people, it sheared the roof off the Home Depot and toppled its front wall -- a massive concrete slab more than 8 inches thick. Several people were crushed beneath the slab, and the store became the focus of a complicated recovery effort. At least one crew -- the Missouri Task Force 1 urban rescue team, based in Boone County, Mo. -- drilled 2-inch holes through concrete to drop small cameras into the space beneath to find victims.
April 2, 1997 |
Rescuers found four climbers who had been missing on Oregon's Mt. Hood since a blizzard hit the peak Sunday. Michael Whelan and Shawn Corrigan of Bend and Colette Whelan Ownes and Robert Sheley of Portland, all in their 30s, were found hiking down the mountain near Portland. The climbers, had planned a day hike to the summit, the state's highest peak at 11,245 feet. They had sheltered themselves in a snow cave until conditions improved.
October 7, 2010 |
Barring last-minute complications, rescuers plan to reach 33 trapped Chilean miners by daybreak Saturday and then make a crucial decision that will determine how soon afterward they have them above ground. Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Thursday that a drill was within 300 feet of where the men have been stuck since the gold and copper mine collapse Aug. 5. It's the closest of three competing drilling operations racing to reach the miners, who remain huddled in a 600-square-foot refuge about 2,300 feet below the entrance of the mine.