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Rescue efforts resume after delay at condo collapse site – The Denver Post

By TERRY SPENCER SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed Florida condominium building resumed Thursday evening, about 15 hours after the work was halted out of concern about the stability of the remaining structure, the mayor said. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said he did not know why officials decided […]

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RNZAF in Fiji on search and rescue mission after alleged ‘horrific’ incident on fishing vessel

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has helped in a search and rescue mission in Fiji after an alleged “horrific” incident on a fishing vessel led to a number of crewmen jumping overboard. The Royal NZ Air Force sent an aircrew to the island nation yesterday after a call for help to find up to […]

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Kaiaua rescue: Dramatic moment as four plucked from water after boat sank on Waitangi weekend

Police have released dramatic footage of a Waitangi weekend rescue operation of four people left clinging to a pillow when their boat sunk. The gripping video posted on the police Facebook page begins with a desperate phone call on Saturday evening from a stricken boatie treading water in the Firth of Thames without a lifejacket. […]

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Search and rescue effort for missing kayaker resumes in Wellington

An extensive search and rescue effort has resumed this morning for a kayaker missing in Wellington. The operation was sparked about 3.30pm yesterday after a lone kayak was found floating in the water in Tarakena Bay, off Wellington’s south coast, with freshly-caught fish inside. “Police inquiries have identified an individual who was thought to have […]

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Pair rescue a mother and baby trapped in an ablaze house – only to have car stolen at A&E

As Jess Nock and Conner Dickson ran towards a burning home they saw a woman banging on the window for help, saying she and her baby were trapped inside. Not worried about their own safety, the couple managed to rescue the pair but Dickson sliced his thumb as he helped the trapped woman escape and […]

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Police rescue 300 workers ‘locked in rice factory ‘

Police in Nigeria have rescued 300 people they say were locked in a rice-processing factory and forced to work throughout a coronavirus lockdown. From the end of March the men were allegedly not allowed to leave the mill in the northern city of Kano. The workers were promised an additional $13 (£10) a month on […]