March 24, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Wash. - Fearing more moving earth at the site of Saturday's deadly mudslide, search-and-rescue workers were pulled back Monday afternoon from searching for the dead and missing, officials said. "There are concerns about additional slides in the same area affected Saturday," Snohomish County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Shari Ireton told reporters. "Ground crews have pulled back, and geologists are on the ground. " But there were still more than 100 responders in the field Monday afternoon, Ireton said, using search dogs, hovercraft, air support and sonar devices to look for survivors and victims in the square mile of deep debris about an hour north of Seattle.
March 20, 2014 |
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that two objects that could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had been seen by satellite off the western coast of Australia. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search ... in the south Indian Ocean," Abbott told Australia's Parliament in Canberra on Thursday morning. "The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite imagery of two objects possibly related to the search.
March 7, 2014 |
BEIJING - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing remained missing hours after it lost contact with air traffic controllers Saturday, and a search-and-rescue effort was underway, officials said. Flight MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard, was scheduled to land in the Chinese capital at 6:30 a.m. but did not arrive. It departed from the Malaysian capital at 12:41 a.m. Saturday and lost contact with Malaysian air traffic controllers about two hours later, the airline said.
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February 26, 2014 |
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's volunteer search and rescue team helped canvas neighborhoods around UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday to help find information after a female student was gang raped. “We're looking at all potential areas in the immediate vicinity,” said department spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. Isla Vista, the unincorporated community next to UCSB where the gang rape occurred, is slightly larger than half a square mile but has some 23,000 residents. “It's very dense,” Hoover said.
December 11, 2013 |
Veterans of Lovelock, an isolated northwestern Nevada town with just one stoplight, know all about the lethal one-two punch of bitter-cold weather and the bleak, inhospitable Kamma Mountains that surround them. The 2,000 residents also revel in their sense of neighborliness. Those factors came together Tuesday as scores of community members put chores aside to join a search that ended in the dramatic rescue of a young family that folks here consider one of their own -- two adults and four small children on a weekend outing who vanished in subzero weather.
May 20, 2013 |
As night fell in Oklahoma, a massive search and rescue operation was underway to locate survivors from the mile-wide tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people and injuring many others. “We have got massive devastation in the community of Moore. Homes, schools and a hospital have been hit,” said Terri Watkins, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. “Responders are out there responding to people trapped under debris.