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.
March 26, 2014 |
DARRINGTON, Wash. - The stories rang with fear and frustration, pain and the occasional flicker of joy. But the storytellers Wednesday were not the survivors of the deadly mudslide that slammed into the Stillaguamish Valley. For the first time since a mountain of mud buried a small rural enclave called Oso and largely cut Darrington off from the rest of the world, a small number of rescuers spoke at length of their long hours on "the pile," of plucking the living from a square mile of mud and debris, of tagging the dead bodies of neighbors.
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.