UK Rescue

Face It: There Is No Quick Fix In This Migrant Crisis

Rik Goverde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Rik Goverde

We're in the heart of the migration and refugee crisis, the big story of our era. Worldwide, more than 65million people have fled their homes. Most of them find refuge in their own countries or region, some try and make it to Europe through the dangerous crossing to Italy, a route on which this year roughly one in 43 people dies. And Italy has been bearing that brunt on its own for years.

Rescue At Sea: A Mother Pays The Ultimate Price For Bringing Her Baby To Safety Across The Mediterranean

Lizzie Copestake | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Lizzie Copestake

We discovered that the fuel was leaking into the flimsy boat, which had taken on water because it could not withstand the weight of the 120-plus people crammed into it. By the time we arrived, the toxic mixture had spread everywhere, causing the most horrific chemical burns. In many cases, people's skin had come off and they had raw red wounds. Among these casualties were two men and two women - including the baby's mother - who had already perished.

Rescue At Sea: The Inside Story Of A High Stakes Transfer

Daniel Stewart | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Daniel Stewart

Until the EU provides safe and legal routes for those seeking safer futures, people - including children like Tarek - will continue to risk their lives to reach the sanctuary of Europe. The 300 people on board the Vos Hestia will be far from the last, and the Mediterranean will continue to be a mass unmarked grave for children.

Pensioner Lost For 9 Days In Forest Saved Thanks To This Clever SOS

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

A pensioner lost in a forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out "help" on the ground with sticks. The sign ...

13-Year-Old Saves Two Kids From Hoverboard Fire, Gives Amazing Local News Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

A 13-year-old boy from Bradford who saved two young children after a hoverboard exploded has spoken out about his intervention. "I ran back inside ...

'Reawakening and Recycling' - An Ancient Call for Action

Jim Egan | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Jim Egan

Melinda Gates raised a timely alarm this week (Financial Times, Comment, 9th Nov 2015, "Investing in our families is a vital part of the economy") abo...

Headcam Captures The Moment Off-Duty Medic Leaps Into Rough Waters To Save Drowning Child

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Incredible headcam footage has captured the moment a man jumped in to a river to save the life of a drowning young boy, after he fell off an inner tub...

This Orphaned Elephant Is One Of The Smallest Ever To Have Been Rescued

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A distressed baby elephant has been rescued by rangers after being found wandering alone, miles away from the nearest water supply. At just three-d...

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

Dramatic Moment Coastguard Rescue Baby Drifting Out To Sea

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents

The dramatic rescue of a 10-month-old baby who was drifting out to sea has been captured on camera. Baby Melda Ilgin was floating in an inflatable ...

'Miracle' As Mother And Baby Found Alive In Colombian Jungle Five Days After Plane Crash

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

This is the incredible moment a teenage mother and her baby son were rescued – five days after a plane crash which claimed the life of the pilot. ...

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Our Heroes on the Thames

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Most of us born and bred Londoners think we know all about what our great city has to offer, but even decades into the game I'm still fascinated by pockets of our community that I know nothing about.

Amazing Images Capture Fearless Police Saving Woman From Sinking Car

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Dramatic images of two policemen fearlessly saving a woman from her sinking car have been revealed. A 63-year-old woman was believed to be just se...

Yes, This 50,000 Tonne Ship Really Is Tilting 45 Degrees

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A car carrier ship which ran aground near the Isle of Wight can be seen leaning over at a staggering 45-degree angle, after the crew on board were res...

The Moment Hero Rowers Save Baby After Pram Falls Into River (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

This was the dramatic moment a baby who fell into a river after her pram rolled off a quayside was saved by a passing rowing team. The little girl...

How the Humble Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This Easter weekend, most of us will be excitedly looking forward to receiving some chocolate, usually in the shape of an egg or perhaps even a bunny. But how did the rabbit become so inextricably linked with Easter traditions?

Moral Courage and Democratic Solidarity: The 70th Anniversary of the Rescue of Danish Jewry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Noam Schimmel

Seventy years ago in October something extraordinary took place in Europe. Standing in solidarity with their fellow Danes, the people of Denmark organized a large scale rescue of the Danish Jewish community, bringing the overwhelming majority to the safety of neutral Sweden and thus preventing their deportation by the Nazis to extermination camps...

WATCH: Children Rescued After Car Becomes Trapped in Flood Water

ITN | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

A man and three children had to be rescued from their vehicle when it became stranded in flood waters in Hockley, Essex....

Chessington Theme Park Rescue: Dozens Trapped On Ride For Hours (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Dozens of people have been rescued after a theme park ride became stuck, stranding them 20ft in the air for nearly four hours. A technical fault i...

Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The newborn baby boy rescued from a sewage pipe after he dropped down a toilet has been reunited with his mother. The little boy was found stuck h...

'It Was An Accident' Says Mother Of Chinese Newborn Flushed Down Toilet

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother The mother of a newborn baby boy who had to be rescued from a sewage pipe has ...

WATCH: Newborn Chinese Baby Rescued Alive From Sewage Pipe After Neighbours Hear Crying

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Chinese Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Reunited With Mother'It Was An Accident' Says Mother Of Chinese Newborn Flushed Down Toilet A newbo...

'Sefless' Students Rescue Girl From Swollen River

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A team of "selfless" school pupils relinquished their chances of finishing the Ten Tors challenge to rescue a girl from a swollen river and guide doze...

WATCH: Dramatic Mountain Rescue Of Mother And Son

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A Welsh mountain rescue team launched a dramatic rescue bid to save a mother and son stranded next to treacherous 1,000ft vertical cliff on Snowdon, i...

Dock Master Leapt Into Freezing Sea To Save Baby

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

A heroic dock master has spoken of how he dived into freezing cold waters to rescue a six-month old baby boy after his buggy was blown in by strong wi...