Arizona unit released from Dorian duty, returning to Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — A 15-member Phoenix rescue unit is returning to Arizona from the East Coast, where it deployed to help with the response to Hurricane Dorian.
Missing hiker describes night in the wilderness
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hiker who spent the night in the wilderness says she took shelter beneath trees as a thunderstorm pelted the ground with hail.
Dartmouth pays state for student’s search, rescue
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has paid the New Hampshire Fish and Game department $19,000 to the cover the cost of a two-day search and rescue effort after a student got lost during a...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local):
A Nigerian emergency official says eight people are dead in a collapsed school building and...
Workers dig by hand to free dozens in Indonesia mine rubble
BOLAANG MONGONDOW, Indonesia (AP) — A grueling search and rescue effort has saved 19 people from the debris of a collapsed illegal gold mine in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province but officials...
The Latest: Death toll from dam collapse rises to 99
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local):
A spokesman for the Minas Gerais state civil defense agency said Wednesday that the number of confirmed dead from the collapse of a dam in Brazil has risen to 99 from 84.
Lt. Flavio Godinho said the number of missing decreased to 259.
Authorities said a light rain today had temporarily suspended search and rescue efforts but not affected water levels.
Bills aim to ease outdoor access, fund rescue efforts
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Making it easier for Oregonians to get outdoors and finding a way to pay for search and rescue efforts are the focus of two bills introduced early in the Oregon Legislature.
Uganda: At least 10 die in boat accident on Lake Victoria
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan police official says at least 10 people have died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said late Saturday that police marine units had pulled 40 survivors from the water.
He said search and rescue efforts will continue overnight for others believed to be trapped under the water in the completely submerged boat. He gave no details on the cause of the accident.
Body believed to be missing Utah hiker found in Provo Canyon
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County authorities say a body found in Provo Canyon is believed to that of a missing 36-year-old hiker from Orem.
The Sheriff's Office says its search and rescue team with help from a state Department of Public Safety helicopter recovered the body believed to be that of Jake Routt, who was missing since Sept. 16.
The Sheriff's Office says the body was recovered near the 9,000-foot (2743-meter) level.
Indonesian city’s recovery to take 2 years, search nears end
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The rebuilding of an Indonesian city shattered by an earthquake and tsunami will take two years, a disaster official said Thursday, as the search for victims buried in obliterated neighborhoods neared its end.
The national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, told a news conference that the official search and rescue effort was extended by a day and would end Friday.
Search and rescue team from Tennessee sent to Alabama
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A search and rescue team from Tennessee has been deployed to Alabama ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Michael.
The Memphis Fire Department says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked Tennessee Task Force Type 3 to report to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
The department says a team of 80 firefighters, doctors, engineers and dog handlers departed Tuesday.
The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local):
Video footage of the survivor found in a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the deadly disaster shows him carried quickly along a busy street by health workers and military personnel as a siren wails.
Officials and state media say the man was an engineer who shut himself into the engine room as the badly overloaded ferry tipped over on the final stretch before reaching shore.
Tennessee search and rescue team deploying to Virginia
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A search and rescue team from Tennessee is being deployed to Virginia ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.
The Memphis Fire Department says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked Tennessee Task Force Type 3 to report to Fort A.P. Hill in Bowling Green, Virginia.
The department says a team of 45 firefighters, doctors, engineers and dog handlers are scheduled to depart Tuesday.
Numerous rafters pulled from rain-swollen Pennsylvania river
SLATINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Fifty campers on a rafting trip were safely pulled from the rain-swollen Lehigh River in Pennsylvania this week after severe storms spurred heavy currents, officials said.
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for survivors in the capsizing of a boat off the Thai resort island of Phuket (all times local):
The death toll in the sinking of a boat in a storm off the Thai tourist island of Phuket has climbed to 38, with 18 missing.
SEATTLE (AP) — The body of a missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J.
The Coast Guard said Saturday that the body was found before the vessel was refloated by contractors in Willapay Bay on Friday.
The Pacific County Sheriff's Office took the fisherman's body to a local funeral home on Friday night.
The Latest: 25 people airlifted out of Hawaii state park
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on relief efforts after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island in Kauai leaving hundreds stranded (all times local):
Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources said about 25 people elected to be airlifted out of a state park on Kauai on Monday.
The Department of Transportation continues to work to clear landslides, and crews are working to repair fallen utility poles.
Woman who died skiing ‘lifted everyone who was around her’
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Nicole Panet-Raymond's family found out she was missing on Mt. Bachelor in Bend, they loaded their car with ski gear, helmet lights and shovels to join the search and rescue effort.
Searchers found the 19-year-old's body before her family arrived from Portland.
The University of Oregon sophomore from Portland was one of two people who died Friday on Mt. Bachelor after they separately fell into holes at the base of trees.
Sheriff fears 2 missing Utah teens may have met foul play
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say they fear two Utah teenagers who've been missing for two weeks may have been the victims of foul play.
The Juab County sheriff's office said in a statement Tuesday deputies are continuing a missing persons' investigation but have suspended a search and rescue effort that began Jan. 2 for 18-year-old Riley Powell and 17-year-old Breezy Otteson of Eureka.
Search and Rescue Efforts Continue in California
Search for missing plane, 2 men in Box Elder to increase this weekend
BOX ELDER COUNTY — Search and rescue efforts will increase over the weekend in the effort to locate two men and an airplane, officials say.
Argentina navy says missing sub was in good condition
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy insisted Saturday that a missing submarine had seemed to be in good condition when it set off on a training mission, despite fears it later exploded beneath the sea with 44 crew members aboard.
Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.
Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the Navy said. They were taken aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and were in good condition.
Joint Base Charleston helping in search and rescue effort for missing sub off Argentina
A military transport plane from Joint Base Charleston is providing support for the U.S. effort to help find a submarine missing off the coast of Argentina.
The aircraft from here is part of a contingent of five C-17 Globemaster III transport planes and three C-5M Super Galaxies delivering U.S. Navy undersea rescue equipment.
The last contact with the A.R.A. San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine, was Nov. 15, officials said.
Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hopes were diminishing as darkness fell Friday for six people reported missing in deadly flash floods that struck near Athens, killing 16.
The fire department said search and rescue efforts continued to locate the six, all reported missing in the Mandra district on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, which was the area hardest hit.
They included two hunters, three motorists and one person who was reported missing from outside a canteen truck stop.
Searchers find body of missing elderly woman in wooded area
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of an elderly woman who had been missing for several days.
Toms River police say foul play is not suspected in the death of 79-year-old Martha Hesse. But a cause of death has not yet been determined.
Kentucky sending hurricane-relief workers South
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is sending National Guard soldiers and utility workers to help in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.
The Kentucky Air National Guard says it is sending about 25 soldiers to the Caribbean to help with search and rescue efforts in the wake of the Category 5 storm. A statement from the agency says soldiers were deploying Thursday to the U.S. Virgin Islands with two Blackhawk helicopters.
First responders, shelters team up for rescue and recovery in Cleveland
High water rescues are dangerous. First responders are working around-the-clock to come to the aid of those in distress, offering a chance for residents to evacuate their homes and be relocated to local shelters.
"As they are doing rescues, they are bringing evacuees in," said Angela Hollie at The Sanctuary, which briefly operated a shelter opened on Monday, Aug. 28. Calvary Baptist, St. Mary's and Cornerstone also opened shelters in Cleveland.
La Vita Bella owner: Residents laughed, joked during wait for rescue
They were laughing.
Outside, Tropical Storm Harvey was causing an unprecedented regional weather calamity and prompting a vast search and rescue effort still underway days later.
As the 15 residents of La Vita Bella sat in their activity room early Sunday morning — the room where they play games, listen to big-band music and eat popcorn — they joked and laughed, even as flood water quickly rose about their ankles, and then their waists.
Navy confirms Cleveland sailor among those missing from USS McCain
The U.S. Navy on Thursday released names of one sailor who died and nine others who were missing, including one from Cleveland, Texas, after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.
Divers recovered the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, who the Navy listed as being from New Jersey. His mother said Smith grew up in Novi, Michigan, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia, as a teenager with his father.
Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed off Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia while trying to land.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps suspended the rescue operation and launched a recovery effort instead, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement, essentially confirming the military does not expect to find the missing Marines alive.
Pastor’s disappearance reignites debate over treasure hunt
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A body was found in New Mexico not far from where a Colorado pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., authorities said Monday.
Medical investigators have yet to identify the body, but all the evidence so far indicates it is that of missing pastor Paris Wallace of Grand Junction, State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo said.
Desperation sets in as flood death toll in Colombia tops 200
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more missing and injured.