Tag: Rescues

1 Marine Dies and 8 Service Members Are Missing in California Accident

One Marine died, two were injured and eight service members were missing after a “mishap” involving an amphibious vehicle off the coast of Southern California on Thursday, the authorities said. Search and rescue efforts were continuing early on Friday, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement on Twitter. The service members were assigned […]

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Migrants Adrift Off Malta Called for Help. Then They Waited. And Waited.

The rubber dinghy packed tight with more that 95 people was bobbing helplessly in the Mediterranean on Sunday when the passengers issued a distress call, but help would not come anytime soon. In the end, it took more than 33 hours — and the pressure of activists and nongovernmental groups — before the Maltese authorities […]

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‘Pure Instinct’: The Extraordinary Rescue of 2 French Boys From a Fire

PARIS — Both the rescuers and the rescued refused accolades for bravery. But both were saluted across France on Friday for coming together in an extraordinary act that saved the lives of two small children threatened by a raging fire this week in a third-floor apartment in Grenoble. The biggest hero was a 10-year-old boy, […]

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