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Climber Makes Phone Call: I'm Committing Suicide

Chinook helicopter lands on Mt. Hood to rescue him

(Newser) - A mountain climber who called authorities threatening to commit suicide was saved Friday in a hair-raising helicopter rescue, the Statesman Journal reports. The Oregon Army National Guard lowered six rescuers to the summit of Mount Hood—with only rear wheels touching and a plank used to reach the climber, Oregon... More »

Woman Missing a Week Found Alive Down a Cliff

Angela Hernandez apparently went off the road near California's Big Sur

(Newser) - An Oregon woman survived nearly a week after her vehicle reportedly plunged some 200 feet off a seaside California cliff. Per SFGate , Angela Hernandez was found Friday by beachgoers south of Big Sur. Hernandez was injured but able to walk and talk, according to Monterey County Sheriff’s Cmdr. John... More »

She Was Surveying the Land. Then the Wolves Came

Woman scoots up tree in Washington state, is rescued by helicopter

(Newser) - Dispatchers in Okanogan, Wash., received an unusual call right around lunchtime Thursday: A woman phoned to say she was perched 30 feet up in a tree near a local campground, with wolves hovering at the bottom and waiting for her to come down, the AP reports. The research student said... More »

In Thailand, a Tearful Reunion Through Glass

'Everybody started to cry,' says father of rescued boy

(Newser) - "It's like a rebirth." That's how a father is viewing his 11-year-old son's rescue as part of a soccer team pulled by divers from a flooded cave in Thailand. "Everybody started to cry," he adds of the moment Wednesday when family members were... More »

First, the Cave Rescue. Now Comes the Movie

US producers are already at the site in Thailand

(Newser) - If you found yourself thinking that the daring rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave would make a terrific movie, the sentiment might be closer to reality than you think. Two US producers already are at the site, reports news.com.au . “I see... More »

Thai Boys, Coach Are All Out of the Cave

Thai Navy SEALs confirm the rescue is complete

(Newser) - With the "rain god" apparently on the side of Thai rescuers, the nation's most infamous flooded cave is now empty after a two-week ordeal that gripped the world, reports Reuters . "The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe," Thai... More »

Thai Cave Rescuers Pull Out 4 More Boys

Divers have ended operations for the day; 4 boys and their coach remain

(Newser) - Four more boys were rescued from a cave system in Thailand on Monday, leaving four more boys and their soccer coach still stranded deep in the system as rescue operations suspended for the day, reports Reuters . Ambulances were seen leaving the scene. The development comes a day after four other... More »

At Least 4 Boys Emerge From Cave; Rescue Put on Pause

'Air tanks must be put back in place'

(Newser) - "There is no other day that we are more ready than today," rescue director Narongsak Osottanakorn said, in announcing that 18 divers had gone in to rescue the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave since late June . "Otherwise we will lose the opportunity." Now, the... More »

Elon Musk's Idea to Save Thai Boys: Make a 'Bouncy Castle'

SpaceX CEO says he's sending engineers over to see if his Boring Company can assist

(Newser) - Initial elation at finding 12 boys and their soccer coach in a Thai cave has since turned to concern at not being able to immediately extract them, and sadness after a diver bringing supplies died during his exit . Now, per the BBC , renewed hope joins those emotions after Tesla and... More »

Report Suggests Health Waning for Some of Boys in Cave

CNN references a new medical assessment

(Newser) - Reports on the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand along with their soccer coach have generally quoted officials as describing the group as in good health . CNN is changing that narrative somewhat, referencing a new doctor's report that described the coach and two boys as experiencing exhaustion... More »

Rescuers Hope Boys Can Walk Out of Flooded Cave

They're 'racing against water,' governor says

(Newser) - The weekend weather forecast has provided an ominous deadline for rescuers scrambling to get 12 young soccer players and their coach out of a flooded cave in northern Thailand. The area has been dry for days but heavy rains are expected to hit soon, potentially driving water levels up, thwarting... More »

Girl, 9, Who Can't Walk or Talk Saves Brother From Drowning

She screamed, pointed toward pool

(Newser) - When Lexie Comeau-Drisdelle's mother heard the 9-year-old girl screaming at the top of her voice, she thought her daughter had fallen out of her wheelchair and was alerting her the only way she could. Lexie has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk. But the Nova Scotia... More »

Trapped Boys Are Getting Diving Lessons

Time to escape cave may be running out

(Newser) - If 12 boys and their coach are going to get out of a flooded cave in northern Thailand before monsoon rains make their situation worse, it is going to have to happen soon, authorities say. The government says the boys are receiving crash courses in swimming and diving from rescue... More »

Rescuing Boys From Cave Could Take Months

They may have to learn to dive to escape flooded cave system

(Newser) - The discovery of 12 Thai boys and their coach still alive after 10 days trapped in a flooded cave has brought massive relief to their families and an anxious nation—but the military warns that their ordeal could be only just beginning. The group, discovered by two British divers late... More »

12 Missing Boys Found Alive in Thai Cave After 9 Days

Search teams also find their coach; now, the actual rescue will need to begin

(Newser) - A remarkable twist to a story that was shaping up to be a tragedy: All 12 boys missing in a cave in Thailand for nine days, along with their coach, have been found, reports the BBC . Rescuers had been zeroing in on a spot in the Tham Luang Nang Non... More »

Calif. Woman Drowns While Trying to Rescue 3 Kids

Tragedy in Half Moon Bay

(Newser) - One minute a California woman was taking pictures of kids on the beach; the next she was rushing into the water to save three of them, but that rescue attempt ended in her death. Bay City News reports the unidentified 47-year-old woman was at Half Moon Bay's Cowell Ranch... More »

Cruise Worker Goes Overboard, Found by Another Cruise Ship

Carnival ship locates man in water off Cuba after nearly a full day

(Newser) - It's an incredible rescue at sea, involving two cruise ships. An employee of a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship went overboard Saturday afternoon—only to be rescued by a Carnival Cruise ship nearly a full day later, reports the Miami Herald . The 33-year-old crew member, who remains unidentified, is apparently... More »

Hole Punched in Mountain in Desperate Race to Save Boys

More than 600 people are combing the side of a mountain, looking for a way in

(Newser) - Rescuers punched a hole into the side of a mountain on Thursday in a desperate attempt to drain rising water from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing for five days, reports the AP . But the effort appeared unsuccessful and the... More »

Amid Frantic Search for Thai Soccer Team, More Rain

'We still have hope. All agencies are trying their best.'

(Newser) - Heavy rainfall stymied efforts to rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand by flooding underground passages faster than water can be pumped out. Muddy water rising to the ceiling of one of the chambers has prevented Thai navy SEAL divers from progressing farther into the... More »

National Guard Rescues 140 Trapped Campers

Floating bears also a problem in Montana floods

(Newser) - Helicopters rescued people stranded as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain Bible camp for two days. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the small town of Augusta were lifted out Thursday after a washed-out road... More »

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