Latest Search and rescue efforts News

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

Jul. 23, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s. ...

Albuquerque official: 3 dead in flash flood was worst ever

Jul. 23, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flash flood warning was issued Friday in the south Albuquerque area, a day after a fire official called the apparent drownings of three men in rushing water following thunderstorms the deadliest such incident in the agency’s history. ...

Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

Jul. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A miner who said he was harassed by a bear for seven straight nights in the tundra near Nome was rescued when a passing Coast Guard helicopter spotted the SOS, an internationally recognized sign for help, on top of his cabin. The man, who was not...

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Jul. 23, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse...

Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

Jul. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation continued into the night Friday off the coast of the Greek island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a sailboat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. Greece’s coast guard said 37...

Firefighters rescue 6 kids from burning North Carolina home

Jul. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six children were rescued from a house fire in North Carolina that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday. The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news...

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

Jul. 23, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included 54 killed in four...

Brothers' bodies found after helicopter disappears

Jul. 23, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers from Virginia have been found after the helicopter they were traveling in disappeared off the North Carolina coast, authorities said. Officials were notified Thursday that the body of one man was found in the...

Volunteers hunting for Mexico's 'disappeared' become targets

Jul. 23, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government’s promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice: a chance to mourn. ...

Hiker injured, rescued off Phoenix mountain 24 hours later

Jul. 23, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An injured hiker has been rescued off a Phoenix mountain after being unable to call for help for about 24 hours, authorities said. The 34-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released, was forced to stay on the mountain overnight Wednesday. ...