Latest Search and rescue efforts News

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shoots co-worker at warehouse

Sep. 24, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A man was fatally shot during a fight at a Virginia warehouse on Thursday and authorities said they’re searching for the suspect, the victim’s coworker. Isle of Wight Sheriff’s deputies and Windsor Police officers responded to a report of a...

Indiana firefighters rescue girl, 8, stuck in laundry chute

Sep. 24, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who became wedged inside a south-central Indiana home's laundry chute was rescued after firefighters cut through a floor joist to free her, authorities said. Columbus firefighters called Wednesday to the home found the girl...

Tanker rescues around 150 migrants off Greece's south

Sep. 24, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country's southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the...

Bull that escaped Long Island farm captured after 2 months

Sep. 23, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A bull that escaped from a farm on Long Island and eluded searchers for two months has been captured, authorities said Thursday. The 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull, nicknamed Barney or Barnie, was corralled late Wednesday by staff from Skylands...

No signs of Gabby Petito's boyfriend after days of searching

Sep. 22, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams found nothing of note Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park where they have spent days looking for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search...

Idaho hunter finds remains of man missing for 53 years

Sep. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SALMON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho bow hunter who was looking for a shortcut instead found the remains of another hunter who had been missing for 53 years. Raymond Jones was 39 years old when he was last seen on Sept. 7, 1968, while bow hunting for mountain goats in central...

Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

Coroner IDs remains, says Gabby Petito was homicide victim

Sep. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

Sep. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Island police officers encountered the dog’s owner Sept. 12 and retrieved the puppy, the...