Tag: rescue

NZ military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

by Marty Melville New Zealand's military will embark on a risky dawn mission to retrieve eight bodies from the still-active White Island volcano, officials said Thursday, as pressure from distraught victims' families mounted. Teams will move in "shortly after first light" on Friday, deputy police commissioner...

Video shows shark apparently “thanking” fishermen in Malaysia for cutting rope off its body

An amazing moment was captured on video in Malaysian waters when a whale shark came up to a boat to seek help and thanked the fishermen for freeing it from a rope around its body. And it appears that it thanked the men with several swishes of...

MRT station officer is a modern-day hero—saving a young boy who fell from escalator

Singapore—Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes. Some go about in our midst every day, like a certain MRT station officer, who had the presence of mind to grab a little boy who had fallen from a moving escalator. And though he injured...

Netizens praise brave British tourists who helped rescue drowning woman from lake at Xiao Guilin

Singapore—Netizens were full of praise for two British tourists who displayed heroism, compassion, and courage as they helped rescue a woman in the lake at Bukit Batok Town Park, which is also known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin. On September 24, Tuesday, the couple,...